Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Samuel J. Harrison, 2 September 1812

To Samuel J. Harrison

Poplar Forest Sep. 2. 12.

Dear Sir

I recieved in due time your favor covering your answer to Scott; which I have not yet sent to Messrs Hay & Wirt for want of your signature, a circumstance never I believe dispensed with in the higher courts of Chancery. if you will be so good as to sign & return it by the bearer, I will send it to Richmond from hence with the depositions I propose to have taken while here. before I return to Albemarle I will communicate to you my answer, with a letter of mr Hay’s on the subject, which will remove all doubts if you entertain any, as to the result of Scott’s suit. Accept the assurance of my esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC: Burton Harrison Collection); addressed: “Mr Samuel J. Harrison Lynchburg”; endorsed by Harrison; with unrelated calculation by Harrison on address leaf. PoC (ViU: TJP); endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: Harrison’s Answer to Bill of Complaint in Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison, [by 1 Aug. 1812].

Index Entries

  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; and TJ’s land dispute with S. Scott search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; letters to search
  • Hay, George; and TJ’s land dispute with S. Scott search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with S. Scott search
  • Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison; TJ prepares for chancery case search
  • Wirt, William; and TJ’s land dispute with S. Scott search