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Chapman Johnson to Thomas Jefferson, 21 June 1813

From Chapman Johnson

Staunton. 21. June 1813.

Dear Sir,

The last saturdays mail, brought me Your favor of the 16th covering a statement of the proceedings on the writ of forcible entry and detainer, in the case between yourself and David Michie—

Yours of the 4. had been previously received and answered;—

My answer, which I suppose you have [here?] received, gives you the ground on which I suppose that the1 certiorari was awarded. I believe that the judge was fully satisfied that the justices did right in negating the traverse that was offered—I suppose there can be doubt of that point—What was offered as a traverse is nothing—Nothing is affirmed by it,—nothing denied—

with great respect Your Very Obt Svt

C Johnson

RC (MHi); one word illegible; endorsed by TJ as received 24 June 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s favor of the 16th, not found, is recorded in SJL. His statement of the proceedings on the writ of forcible entry and detainer is also missing. The judge was Archibald Stuart and the justices were John Watson and David Jackson Lewis.

1Johnson here canceled “supersedeas.”

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with D. Michie search
  • Jefferson v. Michie; decisions appealed search
  • Jefferson v. Michie; jury findings search
  • Jefferson v. Michie; warrant for restitution of land to TJ search
  • Johnson, Chapman; and Jefferson v. Michie search
  • Johnson, Chapman; letters from search
  • Johnson, Chapman; letters to accounted for search
  • Lewis, David Jackson; and warrant for restitution of land search
  • Michie, David; Jefferson v. Michie search
  • Stuart, Archibald; and Jefferson v. Michie search
  • Watson, John; and warrant for restitution of land search