Thomas Jefferson Papers

Archibald Stuart’s Decision in Jefferson v. Michie, [15 October 1813]

Archibald Stuart’s Decision in Jefferson v. Michie

[15 Oct. 1813]

David Michie  Plt  } upon a writ of certiorari directed


Commonwealth at the instance of Thomas Jefferson Deft
to John Watson and David J Lewis commanding them to certify to this Court more fully the proceedings had before them in a writ of forcable entry and detainer, by the Commonwealth at the instance of Thomas Jefferson against David Michie the 30h day of July 1812, whereby the said Michie was found guilty of a forcable detainer of the land in the inquisition mentioned, and a writ of restitution awarded and issued

This day came the parties aforesaid by their attornies and thereupon the transcript of the proceedings in the case aforesaid being seen and inspected it seems to the Court that there is no error in the proceedings aforesaid. Therefore it is considerd that the same be affirmed and that the said plaintiff pay to the Defendant Thomas Jefferson his costs by him about his defence in this behalf expended

MS (Albemarle Co. Law Order Book [1809–21], 185); in Alexander Garrett’s hand; at head of page and applying to this entry: “Friday October the fifteenth 1813. Present the same Judge as on yesturday,” with that judge identified as Stuart on p. 175.

Stuart presided over the Virginia circuit court covering Albemarle, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Nelson, and Rockbridge counties (ANB description begins John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, eds., American National Biography, 1999, 24 vols. description ends ).

Index Entries

  • Albemarle County Superior Court of Law, Va. search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with D. Michie search
  • Jefferson v. Michie; D. Michie’s appeal denied search
  • Jefferson v. Michie; jury findings search
  • Jefferson v. Michie; warrant for restitution of land to TJ search
  • Lewis, David Jackson; and warrant for restitution of land search
  • Michie, David; Jefferson v. Michie search
  • Stuart, Archibald; and Jefferson v. Michie search
  • Watson, John; and warrant for restitution of land search