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George Callaway to Thomas Jefferson, 5 December 1811

From George Callaway

Decr 5. 1811—

your note of this morning1 I have recd & I am to express my utter astonishment at the claim you have therein set forth—such a claim was suggested to me by capt— Mitchell at the time you wished to sell him your wheat, but as to its validity I have never for a moment thot of it—However that you may be yourself satisfied I will see you tomorow at your own house where the boy tells Mr Griffen will also be—The present is the first line I have recd from you

Geo Callaway

RC (MHi); dateline beneath signature; at foot of text: “Mr. Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Dec. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

William mitchell was a merchant in Lynchburg.

1Manuscript: “mornig.”

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  • Callaway, George; letters from search
  • Callaway, George; TJ’s dispute with search
  • Griffin, Burgess; Poplar Forest overseer search
  • Mitchell, William; and TJ’s wheat search
  • overseers; TJ entrusts documents to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); Overseers at; TJ entrusts documents to search