Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Strode, 9 April 1806

Culpr. 9th. April 1806


From Information I have recd. I think it proper to write You that I told You “Genl. Lee has sold my Father’s farm on which he lives to Mr. Samuel Washington”—Mr. Washington had a short time before that came here in my Father’s absence, rode over the fields, examined every Room in the house and told me in the presence of Doctr. Horace Buckner (who came with him), that he had bought the place of Genl. Lee—about the same time and frequently since Mr. Washington told other Gentlemen what he did me and if it is a matter of any importance I pledge my Existance to prove what I’ve s[t]ated.

With Respectful Esteem I am Sir Yr. Mo. Obt.

Tho. Strode

MoSHi: Bixby Collection.

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