Custis v. West

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Custis v. West, 1 Jefferson's Memorandum Books 136 (1769)[1] was a case for ejectment in which George Wythe was the primary attorney with Thomas Jefferson hired to assist him.

Text of Jefferson's Entry

Nov. 28. Edmund Custis (Glocester) v. John West,     Giddins,     Rogers et al. Ejectm. G. W. principal. I am emploied by Mr. Eyre to assist him for def.[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): 1:136.
  2. Jefferson's Memorandum Books, 1:136.