Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Minor, 6 October 1809

To John Minor

Monticello Oct. 6. 09.

Dear Sir

I have executed a deed to Richard Tompkins as you desired, and acknoleged it at our last court, of which I inclose you a certificate. the substance of the deed was a conveyance to him of all the right & title vested in me and which I might convey lawfully & without injury to the rights of others. it is without warranty even against my own acts done heretofore, for I had totally forgotten that I was a trustee for Bernard Moore, and much more what acts I might have performed under the trust. I believe none; for neither my situation nor occupations could have permitted it. I salute you with constant esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Colo John Minor”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

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  • Minor, John (1761–1816); and B. Moore’s estate search
  • Minor, John (1761–1816); letters to search
  • Moore, Bernard (d. ca.1775) search
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