Thomas Jefferson Papers

Dabney Carr to Thomas Jefferson, 8 July 1813

From Dabney Carr

Winchester. July 8th 1813.

Dr Sir

The inclosed Deed was this moment delivered to me by mr Randolph, with a request, that I would forward it to you: I do so without loss of time, as I know that you are anxious to receive it, & to close the business to which it relates. you will see that it has been reacknowledged by mr R. & ordered to be certified from this County—this was done at the last County Court—It is very well that this has not been delayed longer; for mr R is so low, that it seems to me impossible for him to last much longer—yet he is still carried about.

yrs truly

D Carr

my Court is sitting, & the business pressing heavily upon, which must be my apology for this hasty note


RC (ViU: TJP-CC); endorsed by TJ as received 20 July 1813 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Conveyance of Lots in Richmond from Philip Mazzei to Thomas Taylor, 17 May 1813, enclosed in TJ to Edmund Randolph, 17 May 1813.

Edmund Randolph did not last much longer, dying on 12 Sept. 1813 (DAB description begins Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone, eds., Dictionary of American Biography, 1928–36, 20 vols. description ends ).

Index Entries

  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Mazzei, Philip; Richmond property of search
  • Randolph, Edmund; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Randolph, Edmund; health of search
  • Richmond, Va.; P. Mazzei’s property in search
  • Superior Court of Chancery for the Winchester District search
  • Winchester, Va.; chancery court at search