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William P. Newby to Thomas Jefferson, 22 April 1815

From William P. Newby

Culpeper CtHouse 22nd April 15

Dear Sir

It affords me grate pleasure to acknowledge the reciept of your lettar, I wish most earnestly that it was in my power to decide at this time whether it will be possible for me to engage in your business or not, Should you not hear from me by the 20th Augt it will be out of my power to Comply, my Farther died Some time in March and left me a very multiply,d estate to Settle there being Several very heavy Chancery Suits in which he was a party, and yet undetermin’d, I Should have answerd you before this, but the mortallity has been So greate in my family it really has never been in my power,

The prevelant Complaint is Still raging very much in this County, be assurd my anxiety is very greate to live with you, and Shall at all times consider my Self under many obligations to you for your attention to my Sitewation, be pleas,d to except my best wishes for your health & happiness,

I am dear Sir yours very Respectfully.

Wm P Newby

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 3 May 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

After the death of his father (farther), William Newby, the younger Newby became a party in several suits, one of which was the Administrators of Charles L. McTyre v. Administrators of William Newby (Vi: Lancaster Co. Chancery Court Records, no. 1822-003).

Index Entries

  • Culpeper County, Va.; disease in search
  • health; in Culpeper Co. search
  • Newby, William; death of search
  • Newby, William P.; death of father search
  • Newby, William P.; lawsuits against search
  • Newby, William P.; letters from search
  • Newby, William P.; TJ offers employment to search
  • overseers; hiring of search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); Overseers at; TJ seeks replacement for search