Thomas Jefferson Papers

William Dawson to Thomas Jefferson, 7 August 1809

From William Dawson

Richmond August. 7th 1809

Dear Sir,

I have a suit at Law now depending in the Superiour Court of Loudoun County which Commences on the first monday in September next and my Attorneys informs me it will be tryed at that term, I will thank you to please to advise Mr George Jefferson to pay me my fee for the declarations for the Insureing your Mills, and Millers Houses, I left my account with you

I am Sir with Sentiments of due respects1 your Obedient Servant

W Dawson

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 23 Aug. 1809 and so recorded in SJL.

On 23 May 1809 William Dawson presented TJ his account for an $11.40 balance due for supplying a valuation of the Shadwell Mills (MS in MHi; in Dawson’s hand and signed by him; at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire to Wm Dawson”; notation by TJ at foot of text: “Aug. 27. 09. gave order for it on G. Jefferson”).

1Manuscript: “respets.”

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  • Loudoun County Superior Court search
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