Allen v. Allen

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Allen v. Allen, 1 Jefferson's Memorandum Books 49 (1768),[1] was a chancery case in which Thomas Jefferson assisted George Wythe defending Allen, Allen, and Gatewood on appeal.

Text of Jefferson's Entry

[April] 12. Elizabeth Allen Henry Allen and William Gatewood husband of Tomazin (Essex) employ me to assist Wythe in defending them in a suit in Chancy. brought by Thomas Allen et. al. (Essex). It will come on in Octob. Recd. of Gatewood 20/. Note it is an appeal and we are pls. in Appeal.[2]

See Also


  1. Thomas Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, 2nd Series, James A. Bear, Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997): 1:49.
  2. Jefferson's Memorandum Books, 1:49.