To William Cabell
Monticello Sep. 3. 1772.
Inclosed is a copy of Dickie’s bill against you. You will be pleased to send me a state of the case as it is to be set forth in your answer. In this you should take care to answer every allegation and interrogatory. As soon as I recieve this I shall put it into the form of an answer and return it to you to be sworn to. I am Sir Your humble sert.,
RC (ViU: Cabell Deposit). On the back are notes, doubtless in Cabell’s hand and apparently bearing on this case; since portions are missing and the hand is only semi-legible, these notes are here omitted.
On this case, TJ has this entry (No. 535) in his Case Book under date of 13 Apr. 1771: “James Dickey ( ) v. Wm. Cabell senr. (Amherst) a suit in Canc. at the Rules. Appear for def.—1774 Apr. abated by def’s death.” (Cabell died 12 Apr. 1774.)