Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, 28 February 1816

To James Monroe

Monticello Feb. 28. 16.

Dear Sir

The arbitrators, surveyor Etc met on the 21st. they decided the line in your favor, but divided costs as a tax on you for so careless a designation of the line as to entrap a subsequent purchaser. the disputed lines were found to contain 68. acres. the costs will be 6. or 7.D. a piece to you. I inclose you the original award & the plat you inclosed to me.

ever & affectionately yours.

Th: Jefferson

RC (MWiCA: Robert Sterling Clark Collection of Rare Books); addressed: “James Monroe Secretary <at War> of State Washington”; franked; postmarked Milton, 6 Mar.; endorsed by Monroe. PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

The surveyor was William Woods. Monroe enclosed the plat in his letter to TJ of 10 July 1815. Other enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • Albemarle County, Va.; surveyor of search
  • Highland (J. Monroe’s Albemarle Co. estate); boundary dispute search
  • Indian Camp (W. Short’s Albemarle Co. estate); boundary dispute search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business &amp; Financial Affairs; and Highland–Indian Camp boundary dispute search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business &amp; Financial Affairs; and W. Short’s property search
  • Monroe, James; and Highland–Indian Camp boundary dispute search
  • Monroe, James; and W. Short’s land search
  • Monroe, James; land surveyed search
  • Monroe, James; letters to search
  • Short, William; and Indian Camp search
  • Woods, William (ca.1777–1849); and Highland–Indian Camp boundary dispute search