Thomas Jefferson Papers

Charles Blagrove to Thomas Jefferson, 4 June 1812

From Charles Blagrove

Land-Office—June 4. 1812


Inclosed you will receive a copy of your plat & certificate of survey of 100 acres of land in Campbell, duly authenticated. I caused an examination to be made for the paper which you supposed might have been returned to the Sec’ys Office in the name of John Dayles, but can make no discovery of it—neither does it appear that a patent has issued to Dayles within ten years succeeding the time you conceived it probable a return was made of the Plat &c for 99 acres

I am with high respect Sir yr Obt Servt

Chas Blagrove

RC (ViU: TJP); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 June 1812 and so recorded in SJL. TJ used the verso of a portion of the address cover to this letter to make a copy of his Flour Account with Gibson & Jefferson, [9 June 1812], printed below at Gibson & Jefferson to TJ, 9 June 1812.

For the enclosed 3 June 1812 copy of your plat & certificate of survey, see notes to TJ to James Martin, 18 Feb. 1810. Blagrove mistook John Wayles for john dayles.

Index Entries

  • Blagrove, Charles; and TJ’s land dispute with S. Scott search
  • Blagrove, Charles; letters from search
  • Campbell County, Va.; TJ sells Ivy Creek tract in search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with S. Scott search
  • Virginia; Land Office search
  • Wayles, John (TJ’s father-in-law); and Campbell Co. land search