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Letter, 1806 August 30, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to John Lynch, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Too engaged while at Poplar Forest to answer his letter of 21st from that place; Advises his son to apply directly to Postmaster General who alone has power of appointing deputies; His father [Peter Jefferson] moved to this country in 1753 and was after a year or so succeeded as surveyor by John Dawson with John Staples as deputy; Surveyors' books and papers were not burnt in house [Shadwell]; they were safe in Bryan's time, as he has seen books of Col. Fry and Doctor Cabell who were among the first surveyors after county was taken from Goochland.
Issued Date: 1806-08-30
Subjects: Jefferson, Peter, 1708-1757
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15200
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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