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Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Harrison and incloses him two bonds for the 2 d & 3 d paiments for the lands , filled up with the name of the security he proposed to him. he has ex p repared & executed a deed, which yet however wants more witnesses.
Your favor of the 16 th came to me by post, & not by mr Griffin as it would seem to infer. the new method of selling tobacco by the hogshead renders it difficult for me to sell mine in Lynchburg , as it would require a journey & considerable stay in an inclement season: and if to be sent to Richmond the earlier it goes off the better. I h therefore left orders to hurry it down. another reason,...
I recieved in due time your favor covering your answer to Scott ; which I have not yet sent to Mess rs Hay & Wirt for want of your signature, a circumstance never I believe dispensed with in the higher courts of Chancery. if you will be so good as to sign & return it by the bearer, I will send it to Richmond from hence with the depositions I propose to have taken while here. before I return to...
This Indenture made on the 9 th day of February 1811 between Thomas Jefferson of the County of Albemarle on the one part, and Samuel Jordan Harrison of the County of Campbell of the other part Witnesseth; that the said Thomas in consideration of the sum of four hundred pounds lawful money of Virginia to him in hand paid, and of the further sum of eight hundred pounds of like lawful money duly...
As you propose to do me the favor of coming here on Saturday or Sunday to settle our matters, and on your way here (if you come the upper road) you will pass thro’ the land I propose to convey in trust for you, I have thought it best to mark it out to you that you may notice it as you pass. you enter on it about 10. or 20. yards on this side of Johnson’s fence (3. miles from here on the road )...
On my return here on Friday last I found my deed to you for the lands on Ivy creek , executed as I had supposed before three witnesses, himself m r Griffin , Roberts my other overseer & mr Steptoe , and still remaining in Griffin’s hands unrecorded.
As I understood it would be more convenient to you to make the second paiment for the land purchased of me & due the 1 st prox. in Richmond , and it is as convenient for me to recieve it there, the object of this letter is to pray you to place the money there in the hands of Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson which shall be equivalent to paiment to myself. Accept the assurance of my respect. PoC ( ViU...
Your favor of Dec. 25. was recieved by yesterday’s mail. having understood while at Poplar Forest that no price worth notice was offering for tob o at Lynchburg , I did not think of making any propositions of sale there, or they would have been made to yourself. I therefore left the usual orders with my manager to send it to Richmond , and meant to desire mr Gibson to keep it on hand until he...
Your favor of the 5 th has been recieved by which I learn that the sale of my tobacco is closed by your acceptance of the offer in my former letter. with respect to the proposal to reduce the price of the stemmed tob o I do not remember whether that was done in our last year’s bargain . if it was, it shall be done in the bargain of this year, my intention having been to sell this year on the...
The mail between Lynchburg and this place is subject to delays more unaccountable than I have ever known on any other rout. your letter of the 17 th never reached this place till the 28 th inst . I answer it by it’s first return. altho’ it has been my rule to sell my whole crop in mass for an average price on all the qualities, yet considering present circumstances I have concluded to accede...