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Archibald Thweatt to Thomas Jefferson, 2 August 1812

From Archibald Thweatt

Richmond 2 Aug: 1812

Dear Sir

I received at Eppington three days ago, your favor of the 3d ulto:—It is to be regretted that our cross mails are so uncertain and dilatory.

Agreeable to your request I now inclose Stith’s original receipt; to provide against any miscarriage I have retained a Copy, certified by Mr Charles E. Hay and myself, which I will file in the bundle of papers from which the original receipt was taken. I examined all the books and papers at Mr Hay’s office, and found the extracts hereto annexed and nothing more on this subject.—I think you had better write Colo: Skipwith with respect to the land book, I have never seen him since our meeting in Richmond.

I will most carefully preserve the books of Mr Wayles, but for the benefit of posterity I think they should be deposited with you or Mr John W. Eppes, as a recurrence at any future period, would more naturally be had to his family, or your’s or Colo: Skipwith’s. —Your regards are sincerely and affectionately reciprocated by Mrs Thweatt and myself.—  Yours &c

Archibald Thweatt.

RC (ViU: TJP); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esq: Monticello Post office—Milton”; franked; postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Aug. 1812 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Richard Stith’s Receipt for John Wayles’s Land Purchase, 11 Jan. 1771, printed above at Thweatt to TJ, 23 June 1812. Other enclosure printed below.

Index Entries

  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); and J. Wayles’s papers search
  • Eppington (Eppes’s Chesterfield Co. estate); J. Wayles’s papers at search
  • Hay, Charles search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with S. Scott search
  • Scott, Samuel; TJ’s land dispute with search
  • Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison; TJ prepares for chancery case search
  • Skipwith, Henry (TJ’s brother-in-law); as J. Wayles’s executor search
  • Stith, Richard; and Ivy Creek tract search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; and TJ’s land dispute with S. Scott search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; letters from search
  • Thweatt, Lucy Eppes (Archibald Thweatt’s wife); sends greetings to TJ search
  • Wayles, John (TJ’s father-in-law); and Campbell Co. land search
  • Wayles, John (TJ’s father-in-law); papers at Eppington search