Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Nicholas H. Lewis, [2?] June 1819

To Nicholas H. Lewis

Monticello June 3. [2?] 19.

Dear Sir

The impossibility of my riding so far as Warminster to take the examination of mr Poor, and his being so much younger and abler to come here for which he will be paid than I am to go there, obliges me to resort to my right of summoning him to come here for cross examination as my witness. it will rest with yourself to determine whether you will put off his examination proposed on Saturday at Warminster till that of the Tuesday following at Milton, so that both parties may examine & cross examine at the same, or to do as at first proposed.

According to the courtesy we have mutually practised, I ask the favor of you to sign & return to me one of the inclosed papers, keeping the other, and I salute you with good will and respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of William Oliver Vaughan to TJ, 25 Apr. 1819; evidently misdated (see note to first letter of TJ to Lewis, 3 June 1819); endorsed by TJ as a letter of 3 June 1819. In SJL TJ recorded no letter to Lewis of 2 June 1819 and a single one of 3 June 1819. Enclosures not found.

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