To William Miller
Monticello Nov.1 1 09.
I shall be obliged to you if you will send me by post2 a copy of Reuben Skelton’s will duly authenticated from your office. it is dated May 18. 1752. but he did not die till Aug. 1759. which will guide you in your search for it. the ticket for the copy shall be paid to our sheriff if addressed to me, or to any other person to whom you may commit it. I am Sir
PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Millar Clerk of Goochland”; endorsed by TJ.
William Miller (ca. 1767–1846) was clerk of Goochland County from 1791 to 1846 (Frederick Johnston, Memorials of Old Virginia Clerks , 189; Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser, 9 June 1846).
1. Word interlined in place of “Oct.”
2. Preceding two words interlined.