Thomas Jefferson Papers

Abner E. Callaway to Thomas Jefferson, 25 November 1812

From Abner E. Callaway

Nov 25. 1812

Will Mr Jefferson be so kind as to lend me a couple of hundread brick which shall be returned with, those lent to Colo Watts. This favour will be thankfully receaved by yours

very respectfuly &c

Abner E Callaway

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); dateline beneath signature; adjacent to signature: “Mr Thos Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ: “Callaway Abner.”

Abner Early Callaway (1787–1834) and his brother George Callaway inherited land in Bedford County near TJ’s property from their father James Callaway in 1809. By 1830 Callaway was living in Pittsylvania County. The following year he moved to Missouri, eventually settling in Madison County, where he died (Ackerly and Parker, Our Kin description begins Mary Denham Ackerly and Lula Eastman Jeter Parker, “Our Kin”: The Genealogies of Some of the Early Families who Made History in the Founding and Development of Bedford County, Virginia [1930] description ends , 297–302; Bedford Co. Will Book, 3:214–7; TJ to Christopher Clark, 21 June 1814; DNA: RG 29, CS, Bedford Co., 1820, Pittsylvania Co., 1830; Cincinnati Western Christian Advocate, 30 Jan. 1835).

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