Thomas Jefferson Papers

William D. Meriwether to Thomas Jefferson, 16 December 1816

From William D. Meriwether

December 16th 1816

Dear Sir

Understanding that you have returned from Bedford and being desirous to receive the rents due to Mr Hornsby and Mr Wood the representatives of the three younger legatees of Bennet Henderson Dd I request the favour of you to appoint a time and place wher the business can be done that will be mutually convenient to us baoth and if necesssary to appoint an umpire to deside any matter of controversy which may arise in the settlement of the accounts   Accept assurance of my esteem &c

W D. Meriwether

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Dec. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

The three younger legatees of bennet henderson dd (deceased) were Frances Henderson Hornsby, Lucy Henderson Wood, and Nancy C. Henderson Nelson.

Index Entries

  • Henderson, Bennett; lands of search
  • Henderson case; claims by minor heirs search
  • Hornsby, Frances Henderson (Bennett Henderson’s daughter; Thomas Walker Hornsby’s wife); and Milton lands search
  • Hornsby, Thomas Walker; and Milton lands search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; and Henderson case search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; letters from search
  • Nelson, Nancy Crawford Henderson (Bennett Henderson’s daughter; Matthew Nelson’s wife); and Milton lands search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ returns from search
  • rent; due from Henderson lands search
  • Wood, John T.; and Milton lands search
  • Wood, Lucy Henderson (Bennett Henderson’s daughter; John T. Wood’s wife); and Milton lands search