Thomas Jefferson Papers

Archibald Thweatt to Thomas Jefferson, 11 February 1818

From Archibald Thweatt

Richmd 11 Feby 1818

Dear Sir

Am I right or wrong?

affectionately yrs.

A. Thweatt.

P.S.   I am informed that Mr Wayles had an interest in Byrds Lottery, and that if his papers were examined, we perhaps might find documents to enable us to recover many lots. Is it worth while for me to make the search? Say in what years


RC (ViU: TJP-ER); dateline between signature and postscript; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq: monticello Post office—Milton va”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 11 Feb.; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Feb. 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Byrd, William (1728–77); lottery for search
  • Eppington (Eppes’s Chesterfield Co. estate); J. Wayles’s papers at search
  • lotteries; for W. Byrd (1728–77) search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; and J. Wayles’s estate search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; letters from 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