Thomas Jefferson Papers

Lancelot Minor to Thomas Jefferson, 1 February 1817

From Lancelot Minor

Louisa Feby 1st 17

Dear Sir

your letter of the 14th of last month came to hand by last mail. I feel disposed to do any thing I can for Mrs Marks and particularly by so doing I shall oblige you. I will certainly try to sell Mrs. Marks land altho I think the prospect a bad one the land is poor & not in demand I will advertise it upon time in the mean time I should be glad of your advice as to the Credit upon which I shall sell

I have not paid the direct Tax upon Mrs Marks land for the last year. the collection not yet commencd it is unnecessary1 for you to remit me any money for Taxes. I have in my hands as much as (I expect) The Tax will amount to o[r] if not I can hereafter draw for the deficit

upon examining the record I find no evidence for Mr Marks paying the debt as Security for John G Winston owing to the sheriff (who is now dead) failing to make a return upon the excution I think the debt doubtfull my friend Mr Johnson promises to do the best he can for securing the debt—   Accept Sir my best wishes

L Minor

RC (MHi); one word faint; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Feb. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “unnessary.”

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and H. Marks’s estate search
  • Johnson, Mr. (of Louisa Co.); and H. Marks’s estate search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); and H. Marks’s estate search
  • Marks, Hastings (TJ’s brother-in-law; Anne Scott Jefferson Marks’s husband); estate of search
  • Minor, Lancelot; and H. Marks’s estate search
  • Minor, Lancelot; letters from search
  • taxes; on land search
  • Winston, John G.; and H. Marks’s estate search