Thomas Jefferson Papers

Lancelot Minor to Thomas Jefferson, 5 March 1821

From Lancelot Minor

Louisa March 5 1821

Dear Sir

Inclosed is my Account with Mrs Marks. since the last renderd you

I have made several attempts to rent Mrs. Marks land but without effect in consequence of the unimproved state of the land.

the Estate of Mr Marks being settled I suppose it proper that the papers I hold should be Sent to you—which I can do by some private Conveyance. I will still attend to the payment of the Taxes on the land if you wish it

Accept Sir my b[e]st wishes for your happiness

Lancelot Minor

RC (MHi); mutilated at seal; addressed in an unidentified hand: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello” by “Mail”; endorsed by TJ as received 20 Mar. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and H. Marks’s estate search
  • Marks, Anne Scott Jefferson (TJ’s sister; Hastings Marks’s wife); and H. Marks’s estate search
  • Marks, Hastings (TJ’s brother-in-law; Anne Scott Jefferson Marks’s husband); estate of search
  • Minor, Lancelot; and H. Marks’s estate search
  • Minor, Lancelot; letters from search