Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Richard Stith, 20 June 1796

From Richard Stith

Campbell County, June 20th. 1796

Hond. Sir

The change of Registers and the frequent alterations and additions enacted in our Sessions of Assembly, I believe puzzles the Surveyors of Land to keep up—as we have not right by Law, to a Book of each Session, I remained ignorant of part of my duty—now, I hope that these works have every Requisite attending them.

I have wrote the above lines lest I shou’d lose your opinion of me as a Man of business: which good opinion, Sir, I am very unwilling to lose. Am Sir your affectionate hble Servant

Richard Stith

I woudnt weary you with reading a long letter of my writing.

RC (ViU: McGregor Library); addressed: “Honble. Thomas Jefferson upon Parnassus I mean Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 July 1796 and so recorded in SJL.

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