Thomas Jefferson Papers

James L. Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 19 April [1816]

From James L. Jefferson

Warren April 19 1815 [1816]

Dr uncle

There has been no court on the account of the judge not comeing down he sent a mesenger to the court house on monday stating that he was very ill but that he would try and be down on wednesday but yesterday Mr Booker received a letter from him stating that he was quite Disabled and could not attend but that he would have a call court to try my fathers will we were ready to come to a trial every esential witness on our side was at the court house but I beleive the widow was not

I am Sir affectionate nephew

James L Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP-CC); misdated; between closing and signature: “Mr Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Apr., without year of composition or receipt, but recorded in SJL as received 24 Apr. 1816.

Randolph Jefferson’s will was being contested by his sons in the Buckingham County Court. the widow was Mitchie B. Pryor Jefferson.

Index Entries

  • Booker, George; attorney search
  • Buckingham County Superior Court of Law, Va. search
  • Jefferson, James Lilburne (TJ’s nephew; Randolph Jefferson’s son); and will of R. Jefferson search
  • Jefferson, James Lilburne (TJ’s nephew; Randolph Jefferson’s son); letters from search
  • Jefferson, Mitchie Ballow Pryor (TJ’s sister-in-law; Randolph Jefferson’s second wife); and will of R. Jefferson search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); family of search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); will of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and R. Jefferson’s will search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with J. L. Jefferson search