Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Nicholas H. Lewis, 27 June 1819

To Nicholas H. Lewis

Sunday June 27. 19.

Th: Jefferson left with mr Davenport yesterday a notice directed to mr Lewis of taking the deposition of John Coles at Fitch’s tavern in Milton between 9. & 11. aclock tomorrow morning. he hopes mr Lewis recieved the two copies, and that he will be so good as to return one of them by the bearer, with the acknolegement. he salutes him with friendship & respect.

RC (NIC: bound in at p. 10 of volume 7 of a copy of John Sanderson and others, Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence [Philadelphia, 1820–27; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 5 [no. 152]); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr N. H. Lewis.” Not recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Coles, John (1774–1848); andJefferson v. Rivanna Company search
  • Davenport, Jesse; Charlottesville tavern keeper 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