Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Tayloe Lomax, 7 April 1816

To John Tayloe Lomax

Monticello Apr. 7. 16

[Dea]r Sir

Your favor of Mar. 11. is just now [re]cieved.1 on the death of mr Wayles, I sorted and arranged the whole of his papers, but the revolutionary troubles commencing immediately after, I was called off, and the whole papers were kept by mr Eppes, and the entire settlement of the affairs of the estate left to him. I think it very certain, from recollection, that there was not a single lottery ticket among mr Wayles’s papers; however those papers are all [in] the possession of mr Archibald Thweatt, son in law of mr Eppes. [. . .] [re]siding at mr Eppes’s seat, Eppington, to whom if you will [be so go]od as to address the enquiry, it can be answered with more certainty. do me the favor to present me respectfully to mrs Lomax your mother and family, and to accept the assurance of my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; edge trimmed; torn at seal; at foot of text: “John Tayloe Lomax esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

1Word faint.

Index Entries

  • Byrd, William (1728–77); lottery for search
  • Eppes, Francis (TJ’s brother-in-law); as J. Wayles’s executor search
  • Eppington (Eppes’s Chesterfield Co. estate); J. Wayles’s papers at search
  • Lomax, Ann Corbin Tayloe (Thomas Lomax’s wife); TJ sends greetings to search
  • Lomax, Charlotte Belson Thornton (John Tayloe Lomax’s wife); TJ sends greetings to search
  • Lomax, John Tayloe; and estate of T. Lomax search
  • Lomax, John Tayloe; letters to search
  • Lomax, Thomas; estate of search
  • lotteries; for W. Byrd (1728–77) search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; and J. Wayles’s estate search
  • Wayles, John (TJ’s father-in-law); and lottery for W. Byrd (1728–77) search
  • Wayles, John (TJ’s father-in-law); papers at Eppington search
  • Wayles, John (TJ’s father-in-law); TJ as executor for search