Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Slaughter to Thomas Jefferson, 2 September 1812

From Joseph Slaughter

September 2nt 1812

Dr Sir

I am willing to attend on Monday next at Aney Place you will name for the purpose of Taking depositions I have Some Business at your Smiths Shop Tomorow and will Call and se you

Capt William Irvine is near new London Joel Leftwich David Sanders & Jabas Leftwich if notice is given to take the depositions1 in new London that will be out of this County I am

your Hb st

Joseph Slaughter

RC (ViU: TJP); at foot of text: “Tho Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Sept. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

new london is located in Campbell County about three miles from TJ’s Poplar Forest estate. The aforesaid officials lived in neighboring Bedford County (Bedford Co. Order Book, 16:88–9, 92).

1Manuscript: “depsitions.”

Index Entries

  • Irvine, William search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with S. Scott search
  • Leftwich, Jabez search
  • Leftwich, Joel search
  • New London, Va.; mentioned search
  • Sanders, David 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
  • Slaughter, Joseph; letters from search