Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Strode, 10 April 1806

Va. Culpeper 10 April 1806

In consequince of the matter You were pleased to communicate to me respecting Genl Lee, I beg leave Good & Worthy Sir to approach Your hand with the most Solemn assurances that Mr. Samuel Washington told me that Genl Lee had sold Him the place whereon I reside, and that Lee was obliged to make Him a conveyance for the Same, and bound what He said by the most Solemn [asseveration], and that this fact shall be fully establish’d, I pledge my most Sacrd Honor!   as for my certificate to Genl Lee, it does not in this instance apply. to indeavour to make it so, would be in Him a base attempt. with all due regard I am Sir Your most Obdt hble Servt.

John Strode

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