Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William Barton, 23 August 1792

To William Barton

Monticello Aug. 23. 1792.


I omitted, before my departure from Philadelphia, to enquire into the situation of Doctr. Currie’s suit against Griffin, and must now therefore ask the favor of you to inform me of it by letter, sent to my office. The principal questions are whether there are any probable indications of property in the hands of any of the garnishees, and when we may expect a final judgment against them. Doctr. Currie desires me to inform you that he has received intimations from Griffin of an intention to take the benefit of an insolvent act, and hopes nothing will be omitted which may guard him against the effect of that. I am with great esteem Sir your most obedt humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Barton.”

On Doctr. Currie’s suit, see Barton to TJ, 24 Feb. 1792, and TJ to James Currie, 26 Feb. 1792. A reply from Barton dated 20 Sep. 1792 and recorded in SJL as received 18 Oct. 1792 has not been found.

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