Anderson v. Anderson

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Anderson v. Anderson, 1 Jefferson's Memorandum Books 130 (1769),[1] was a chancery case about slave distribution between brothers. George Wythe served as the principal and Thomas Jefferson represented the defendant.

Text of Jefferson's Entry

Sep. 13. Crawford Anderson (Chesterfd.) Francis Anderson, West Anderson, and Benjamin Ward (Amelia) v. Henry Anderson (Amelia). This is a suit in Chanc. brot. in Amelia court for slaves in which there is to be an appeal. The general point we have to maintain is that slaves are not Distributable. G. W. principal. I am for def. Carrd. forward to 1772. June 28.[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): 1:130.
  2. Jefferson's Memorandum Books, 1:130.