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Letter, 1789 December 26, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia], to Henry Skipwith, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: The Jeffersons' journey from "Hoor du monde" [Hors-du-Monde, in Cumberland County, VA] was easy; divided the remainder of the trip into two days at Mrs. Carr's; found the "Byrd ordinary" a "wretched place indeed" but did not want to lie in the woods; met Jefferson's wagons at the stone quarry where he left Skipwith's horses; suggests Skipwith change his route because the road is so rutted by wagons; does not believe Skipwith can make it to Monticello from the Byrd house in a day; has spoken to John Nicholas, Jr. who says his father awaits Skipwith's arrival; there should be no problems because Nicholas' father keeps a boat on the James and Slate rivers; Nicholas told his father to expect Skipwith on January 29; Jefferson's horses will meet Skipwith the following day where Jefferson's road leaves the main road; regards to Mrs. Anne Wayles Skipwith and the children.
Issued Date: 1789-12-26
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15276
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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