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Thomas Jefferson to William J. Stone, 15 November 1810

To William J. Stone

Monticello Nov. 15. 10.


I have not the smallest trace in my memory of the transaction you state as between Colo Robert Lewis and myself respecting lands in the fork. it must have been a matter of conversation only between us, and if I recieved any papers from him they must have been returned, or they would have been now among my papers, which I have searched and find none such. it is most certain I never was employed in any such suit; of this I am assured by the record of every suit I was ever employed in which I kept with great exactness, and still have. of mr King’s land it’s contents & boundaries I am entirely ignorant. I should suppose the papers concerning these must be in the hands of the executors of the late Martin Key. Accept the assurances of my respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr W. J. Stone”; endorsed by TJ.

The record of every suit that TJ kept as an attorney is his Case Book (CSmH: JF-BA).

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Case Book search
  • Key, Martin search
  • King, Walter search
  • Lewis, Robert (of Goochland Co.) search
  • Stone, William J.; and Fluvanna Co. land search
  • Stone, William J.; letters to search