Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Nicholas H. Lewis, 26 June 1819

To Nicholas H. Lewis

Monticello June 26. 19.


Be pleased to take notice that at the tavern of William D. Fitch in Milton on Monday the 28th instant between the hours of 9. and 11. A.M. I shall proceed to take the deposition of John Coles to be read in evidence in the suit wherein I am plaintiff and the Directors of the Rivanna company are defendants in the superior court of Chancery holden at Staunton.

Th: Jefferson

I acknolege the reciept of due Notice of the above and of a copy of the same left with me

N, H, Lewis

RC (OAU: Rare Book Collection); in TJ’s hand, signed by TJ and Lewis; adjacent to TJ’s signature: “Mr Ns H. Lewis Secretary & Agent of the Rivanna company.” Not recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Coles, John (1774–1848); andJefferson v. Rivanna Company search
  • Fitch, William D.; Milton tavern keeper search
  • Jefferson v. Rivanna Company; depositions for search
  • Lewis, Nicholas Hunter; and Rivanna Company search
  • Lewis, Nicholas Hunter; letters to search
  • Rivanna Company; directors of search
  • Staunton, Va.; chancery court at search
  • Superior Court of Chancery for the Staunton District search