Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Payne, 26 May 1819

Fluvanna 26th May 1819


My Father recveived your letter last evening requesting his attenance at Milton on monday the 31st Inst he would be glad to attend there on the day appointed; but his infirm state of health & old age will prevent him from attening, he recollects that Roger & George Thompson were concerned in making the Rivanna River navigable a number of years ago but do not recollect at what date; he also recollects that before that time produce were carried to markett altogether by Waggons

I am Sir your most Obt

Wm Payne Jr

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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