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Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Miller, 17 February 1816

To Joseph Miller

Monticello Feb. 17. 16.

Dear Captain

I have the pleasure to announce to you that your bill is passed; so that you may now take possession of your property, and sell and do with it what you please. I recieved the information last night in a letter of the 14th from mr Cabell, our Senator, who undertook the care of the bill. you would do well to write to the clerk of the House of Representatives for a copy of the law, paying the postage of your letter, and procuring some friend in Richmond1 to pay for the copy. in the mean time however you may safely be taking any measures respecting the estate. Accept the assurances of my friendly esteem and respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused address cover from John Barnes to TJ; at foot of text: “Capt Joseph Miller”; endorsed by TJ.

The clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates was William Munford.

1Preceding two words interlined in place of “there.”

Index Entries

  • An Act vesting in Joseph Miller the Commonwealth’s right to the real and personal estate of which Thomas Reed died seised and possessed (1816) search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; and J. Miller’s petition search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; as Va. state senator search
  • Miller, Joseph; An Act vesting in Joseph Miller the Commonwealth’s right to the real and personal estate of which Thomas Reed died seised and possessed (1816) search
  • Miller, Joseph; and Norfolk property search
  • Miller, Joseph; letters to search
  • Miller, Joseph; petition to General Assembly search
  • Munford, William; clerk of Va. House of Delegates search
  • Reed, Thomas (brother of Joseph Miller); estate of search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search
  • Virginia; House of Delegates search