Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Edward Graham, 10 March 1818

To Edward Graham

Monticello Mar. 10. 18.


I am indebted to you for your favor of Jan. 24. and the courses of my lands at the Natural bridge. I will certainly be there in autumn with a view to the running and settling my lines with my neighbors, and shall ask your assistance; but as there is no reason why you should lie till then out of the fee for your past service, I now inclose you a five dollar bill, which I trust will go safe by mail.

I take the liberty of putting under the protection of your cover a letter for Patrick Henry, living near the bridge, in the hope he may get it safely from Lexington. I pray you to accept the assurance of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on recto of reused sheet in an unidentified hand reading only “Monday Jany. 19th 1818”; mutilated at seal; at foot of text: “Mr Edward Graham”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to Patrick Henry (of Rockbridge County), 10 Mar. 1818.

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  • Graham, Edward; and survey of Natural Bridge search
  • Graham, Edward; letters to search
  • Henry, Patrick (of Rockbridge Co.); as tenant at Natural Bridge search
  • Natural Bridge, Va.; survey of search
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