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William Wirt to Thomas Jefferson, 15 March 1815

From William Wirt

Richmond. March 15. 1815.

Dear Sir.

The clerk of the court of chancery has, this day, for the first time put into my hands the fi: fa. in your case with Scott which I hasten to enclose to you—and beg you to believe me as ever

your devoted servt

Wm Wirt

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 17 Mar. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to James Madison, 25 Mar. 1815, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esqr Monticello” by “mail”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 15 Mar. Enclosure: statement of account with the Superior Court of Chancery for the Richmond District, [ca. 15 Mar. 1815], showing that TJ is owed $23.08 from the fieri facias in Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison, deducting $3.03 for his 1815 Campbell County land tax, and leaving a balance due TJ of $20.05 (MS in ViU: TJP; written on a scrap in an unidentified hand; undated; endorsed by TJ: “Scott Samuel”; with notation in a different hand: “February 26th 1816 Received”).

William W. Hening was the clerk of the Superior Court of Chancery for the Richmond District.

Index Entries

  • Campbell County, Va.; taxation on property in search
  • Hening, William Waller; as court clerk search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with S. Scott search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; pays taxes search
  • Richmond, Va.; chancery court at search
  • Scott, Samuel; TJ’s land dispute with search
  • Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison; court costs in search
  • Superior Court of Chancery for the Richmond District search
  • taxes; TJ pays search
  • Wirt, William; and TJ’s land dispute with S. Scott search
  • Wirt, William; letters from search