Five lines plus signature at bottom of a manuscript warrant, 2 pages, small 4to, dampstains. An arrest warrant under authority of George II for one Jonathan Woodson, who had sued Jonathan Stowall but failed to prosecute his case, making him liable for court costs and attorney fees. Here, Jefferson confirms that "By virtue of this writ to me directed I have Taken the within name'd Jno. Woodson whose body I have ready to satisfie Jno. Stowall as within To me commaned..." -- JEFFERSON, Peter. Document signed (PetJefferson"), n.p., 17 December 1739. 1 page, small folio, minor damage at several folds. Three men, Arthur Hopkins, Henry Wood and Peter Jefferson, collectively promise to pay one John Fleming 42,472 pounds of tobacco subject to Hopkins collecting 8 pounds tobacco "from every Tithable person in the County."" /> JEFFERSON, Peter (1708-1757), <I>Father of Thomas Jefferson</I>. Autograph endorsement signed ("PetJefferson") as Sheriff of Goochland County, Virginia, 17 July 1739. <I>Five lines plus signature at bottom of a manuscript warrant, 2 pages, small 4to, dampstains</I>. An arrest warrant under authority of George II for one Jonathan Woodson, who had sued Jonathan Stowall but failed to prosecute his case, making him liable for court costs and attorney fees. Here, Jefferson confirms that "By virtue of this writ to me directed I have Taken the within name'd Jn<V>o. Woodson whose body I have ready to satisfie Jn<V>o. Stowall as within To me commaned..." -- JEFFERSON, Peter. Document signed (PetJefferson"), n.p., 17 December 1739. <I>1 page, small folio, minor damage at several folds.</I> Three men, Arthur Hopkins, Henry Wood and Peter Jefferson, collectively promise to pay one John Fleming 42,472 pounds of tobacco subject to Hopkins collecting 8 pounds tobacco "from every Tithable person in the County." | Christie's
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    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana

    9 June 2004, New York

  • Lot 390

    JEFFERSON, Peter (1708-1757), Father of Thomas Jefferson. Autograph endorsement signed ("PetJefferson") as Sheriff of Goochland County, Virginia, 17 July 1739. Five lines plus signature at bottom of a manuscript warrant, 2 pages, small 4to, dampstains. An arrest warrant under authority of George II for one Jonathan Woodson, who had sued Jonathan Stowall but failed to prosecute his case, making him liable for court costs and attorney fees. Here, Jefferson confirms that "By virtue of this writ to me directed I have Taken the within name'd Jno. Woodson whose body I have ready to satisfie Jno. Stowall as within To me commaned..." -- JEFFERSON, Peter. Document signed (PetJefferson"), n.p., 17 December 1739. 1 page, small folio, minor damage at several folds. Three men, Arthur Hopkins, Henry Wood and Peter Jefferson, collectively promise to pay one John Fleming 42,472 pounds of tobacco subject to Hopkins collecting 8 pounds tobacco "from every Tithable person in the County."

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    JEFFERSON, Peter (1708-1757), Father of Thomas Jefferson. Autograph endorsement signed ("PetJefferson") as Sheriff of Goochland County, Virginia, 17 July 1739. Five lines plus signature at bottom of a manuscript warrant, 2 pages, small 4to, dampstains. An arrest warrant under authority of George II for one Jonathan Woodson, who had sued Jonathan Stowall but failed to prosecute his case, making him liable for court costs and attorney fees. Here, Jefferson confirms that "By virtue of this writ to me directed I have Taken the within name'd Jno. Woodson whose body I have ready to satisfie Jno. Stowall as within To me commaned..." -- JEFFERSON, Peter. Document signed (PetJefferson"), n.p., 17 December 1739. 1 page, small folio, minor damage at several folds. Three men, Arthur Hopkins, Henry Wood and Peter Jefferson, collectively promise to pay one John Fleming 42,472 pounds of tobacco subject to Hopkins collecting 8 pounds tobacco "from every Tithable person in the County."

    DOCUMENTS SIGNED BY THE FATHER OF THE THIRD PRESIDENT ARE RARE. Peter Jefferson's grandfather Thomas had served as surveyor of roads for Virginia from 1687-1697; when Peter Jefferson relocated to Albemarle County in 1745, he was appointed deputy surveyor under Joshua Fry. Together, the two explored and mapped the extensive western lands claimed by Virginia. The highly detailed Fry-Jefferson map was completed in 1751 and remained influential for several decades. (2)


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