Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Slaughter, 2 September 1812

To Joseph Slaughter

Poplar forest Sep. 2. 12.

Dear Sir

In a suit in Chancery brought against me by mr Scott of Campbell, it is necessary for me to take some depositions, for which purpose I have obtained a blank Commission. I have to ask the favor of you to act as a Commissioner in it, and to advise me as to the other two names to be inserted in it, as I am unacquainted with the magistrates the most convenient to New London, the place nearest to the several witnesses. I propose Monday next for the meeting, but will change it to any later day, if that is inconvenient to you. your answer by the bearer will oblige me. Accept the assurance of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViU: TJP); at foot of text: “Capt Joseph Slaughter”; endorsed by TJ.

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with S. Scott search
  • New London, Va.; mentioned search
  • Scott, Samuel; TJ’s land dispute with search
  • Scott v. Jefferson and Harrison; TJ prepares for chancery case search
  • Slaughter, Joseph; and TJ’s land dispute with S. Scott search
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