Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to David Michie, 30 May 1813

To David Michie

Monticello May 30th ’13


Judge Carr being arrived in the neighbourhood of which I have notice but this moment—I have to ask the favour of you to Attend the taking his deposition in the Case between us tomorrow at 11 Oclock at Charlottesville in Garners tavern which time & place are fixed by himself,1 as those only at which he Can attend. The shortness of my notice must appologize for that I give you. The object is, that he should state what passed at an examination of some witnesses between Peyton and Henderson at which you attended,—Should it be inconvenient to you to attend I will decline attending also, and leave to the Judge to state the transactions himself, unquestioned by either party, if in this way you Consent to the future uses of the deposition as we agreed on taking the deposition of James Lewis Your answer by the bearer will Oblige Sir

Your humble Servt

Th: Jefferson

Tr (ViU: TJP-LBJM); in George Carr’s hand; at foot of text: “Mr David Michie.” Enclosed in TJ’s Bill of Complaint in Jefferson v. Michie, 16 June 1813, and Michie’s Plea and Answer in Jefferson v. Michie, [by 6 Sept. 1813].

1Manuscript: “hmself.”

Index Entries

  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); and Henderson estate search
  • Henderson, John; and Peyton v. Henderson search
  • Henderson case; and Peyton v. Henderson search
  • Henderson case; Deposition by James Lewis, with Queries Posed by Thomas Jefferson and David Michie search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with D. Michie search
  • Jefferson v. Michie; and depositions search
  • Lewis, James; and deposition in Henderson case search
  • Michie, David; and depositions on Henderson lands search
  • Michie, David; letters to search
  • Peyton, Craven; and Henderson case search
  • Peyton v. Henderson; and J. Henderson search