Thomas Jefferson Papers

William D. Meriwether to Thomas Jefferson, 3 June 1819

From William D. Meriwether

June 3d 1819

Dear Sir

In consequence of the difficulty1 of ascertaining facts respecting the locks, the navigation of your canal, the work done by the Rivanna Company thereon, and other points of controversy in relation to the same, the two Mr Minors myself and other persons will meet at the Shadwell mills on saterday next the fifth instant to view and measure the same. at which time and place your presence is required also, that you may have an oppertunity of making such observations as you may deem proper on the occation

Accept assurance of my esteem &c

W D. Meriwether

RC (DLC); addressed: “Honbl. Thomas Jefferson Monticello.”

1Manuscript: “difficutly.”

Index Entries

  • canals; at Shadwell mills search
  • locks (canal) search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; and Rivanna Company search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; letters from search
  • Minor, Dabney; and Rivanna Company search
  • Minor, Peter; and Rivanna Company search
  • Rivanna Company; TJ’s meetings with search
  • Rivanna River; canals on search
  • Rivanna River; locks on search
  • Rivanna River; navigation of search
  • Shadwell mills; and Rivanna Company search
  • Shadwell mills; canal at search