Thomas Jefferson Papers

John L. Thomas to Thomas Jefferson, 30 September 1812

From John L. Thomas

[Cha]rlottesville Sept. 30th 1812


I arrived here a few days ago—and am informed that you understanding that my brother, who was then up the Country—was myself had written to me—when I should be at Court—that I would prove a deed which I was witness to—your note to me was mislaid before my arrival—Consequently I do not Know what Deed you allude to—haveing no recollection of the Circumstance—Thinking it probable it might be a Deed from Peyton or Hendersen to you—I this morning called at the office for the purpose of ascertaining, but can find no Such Deed—If you will leave a line at Mr Winns, specefying the Deed—I shall be at Court when I can prove it—

Yrs Respectfully

J L Thomas

RC (MHi); mutilated; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Sept. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

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