Thomas Jefferson Papers

Martin Dawson and William D. Meriwether to Thomas Jefferson, 8 March 1810

From Martin Dawson and William D. Meriwether

Milton 8th March 1810

D sir

herewith you have the Substance of our Opinion in the Case of Referance, Between your Self and Mr Alexander. Shoud you think it Meterial, we will Put it in form—but as one of us will Not be in this part after today untill Next Court—(this County) we Now Merely give you the Substance—expecting its of Consequence it Shoud at Once be know who Cultivates the Land this Year,

Yo: Ob: Hu: Sevts
M Dawson
W D. Meriwether

Under Cover you have the Agreement Refered & Your Memo

RC (MHi); in Dawson’s hand, signed by Dawson and Meriwether; at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; with MS of first enclosure on verso. Enclosures: (1) Opinion of Meriwether and Dawson, 8 Mar. 1810. (2) Lease of Shadwell and part of Lego from TJ to Eli Alexander, 21 July 1805, not found. (3) Memorandum on Lease to Alexander, [ca. 7 Mar. 1810].

Index Entries

  • Alexander, Eli; TJ’s dispute with search
  • Dawson, Martin; and TJ’s dispute with E. Alexander search
  • Dawson, Martin; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with E. Alexander search
  • Lego (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); and TJ’s lease dispute with E. Alexander search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; and TJ’s dispute with E. Alexander search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; letters from search
  • Shadwell (TJ’s estate); dispute over lease of search