Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Dabney Carr, 17 November 1802

To Dabney Carr

Washington Nov. 17. 1802.

Dear Sir

I inclose you a letter from Colo. Newton of Norfolk. will you be so good the first time you pass Monticello to call there, look for the act which he desires, and get it copied by some of the young men in Charlottesville for which trouble I will have paiment made the Copyer, and then inclose the copy to me and I will inclose it to1 Colo. Newton. your friends here are all well, tho Sam and his wife have both had very severe bilious attacks, from which they are just recovered. my love to my sister and respects to mrs Carr. affectionate salutations to yourself.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Dabney Carr”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure: Thomas Newton to TJ, 6 Oct.

A letter of 30 Nov. from Carr, recorded in SJL as received 7 Dec., has not been found. On 1 Jan. 1803, TJ recorded paying Carr $1 for a copy of the “act concerning Norfolk” (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1089).

1Preceding seven words interlined.

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