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Joseph C. Cabell to Thomas Jefferson, 12 January 1813

From Joseph C. Cabell

Richmond. 12 Jan: 1813.

Dear Sir,

I have received your favor of 5th inst relative to the subject of the petition of the Rivanna Company. You may rest assured that I shall pay the most pointed attention to this business, and do every thing in my power to guard your rights from invasion. I immediately held a preliminary conversation with my friend Johnson, after which I waited on Mr Barbour ,1 & obtained the use of your letter to him, as well as some explanations, which I have already communicated to the former. On the part of both Mr Johnson & Mr Barbour, I have discovered every possible disposition to unite with me, in doing every thing that may be agreeable to you. This evening I shall wait on the Delegation from Albemarle, to converse with them on this subject. From what Mr Barbour tells me, I am happy to learn that no collision is likely to arise between yourself & the company.

I am, dear sir, with great regard & respect, your friend, & obt servt

Jos: C: Cabell.

RC (ViU: TJP-PC); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Jan. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

The delegation from albemarle consisted of Nimrod Bramham and Elijah Garth (Leonard, General Assembly description begins Cynthia Miller Leonard, comp., The General Assembly of Virginia, July 30, 1619–January 11, 1978: A Bicentennial Register of Members, 1978 description ends , 269).

1Cabell here and twice below corrected the name from “Barber.”

Index Entries

  • Albemarle County, Va.; delegation to General Assembly search
  • Barbour, Philip Pendleton; and Rivanna Company search
  • Bramham, Nimrod; and Rivanna Company search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; and Rivanna Company search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; letters from search
  • Garth, Elijah; and Rivanna Company search
  • Johnson, Chapman; and Rivanna Company search
  • Rivanna Company; navigation rights of search
  • Rivanna River; navigation rights search