Thomas Jefferson Papers

Craven Peyton to Thomas Jefferson, 26 June 1817 (first letter)

From Craven Peyton

Monteagle June 26—17

Dear Sir

You was so good as to say You woud give me Your Opinion, On the Deed from Lewis to Lewis, I have therefore sent a Coppy by my Son with the Opinion of Messrs Wickham & Wirt they appear to entartain no doubt, indeed if the case was a doubtfull One I woud endeavour to Compomise, Your goodness in Complying with my wishes in this case, will lay me, Undar the greatest Obligations to You, with Sincere

Esteem Yrs

C. Peyton

RC (ViU: TJP); with TJ’s draft notes for his 8 July 1817 response on verso; endorsed by TJ as received 26 June 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

For the deed from Charles L. Lewis to Charles Lewis and the opinion by John Wickham and William Wirt, see note to Peyton’s second letter of this date.

Index Entries

  • law; TJ provides legal advice search
  • Lewis, Charles (d.1806) (TJ’s nephew); property dispute with C. Peyton search
  • Lewis, Charles Lilburne (TJ’s brother-in-law); dispute with C. Peyton search
  • Monteagle (C. Peyton’s Albemarle Co. estate); dispute over search
  • Peyton, Craven; dispute with Lewis family search
  • Peyton, Craven; family of search
  • Peyton, Craven; letters from search
  • Wickham, John; gives legal opinion search
  • Wirt, William; gives legal opinion search