Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Ritchie, 20 October 1815

To Thomas Ritchie

Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Ritchie to insert in his paper the underwritten Notice as often as the rules of the assembly require it to be done; and to place the cost in Th:J’s account for newspapers which mr Ritchie recieves at such epochs as he pleases from mr Gibson. it is on behalf of a friend who is not in the way to have it done for himself. he salutes mr Ritchie with constant friendship and respect.

Notice is hereby given that a petition will be presented to the General assembly at their ensuing session for authority to have carried into execution the last will and testament of Thomas Reed, late of the borough of Norfolk relative to the disposal of his property in that borough and elsewhere.

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Tristram Dalton to TJ, 21 Aug. 1815; dateline beneath closing; endorsed by TJ.

The notice ran in the Richmond Enquirer between 4 Nov. and 5 Dec. 1815. The friend was Joseph Miller.

Index Entries

  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Miller, Joseph; and Norfolk property search
  • Miller, Joseph; petition to General Assembly search
  • Reed, Thomas (brother of Joseph Miller); estate of search
  • Richmond Enquirer (newspaper); TJ submits item to search
  • Ritchie, Thomas; as editor of RichmondEnquirer search
  • Ritchie, Thomas; letters to search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search