Jefferson v. Skipwith

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Jefferson v. Skipwith, 1 Jefferson's Memorandum Books 373 (1774),[1] was a case regarding the estate of Thomas Jefferson's father-in-law, John Wayles in which George Wythe represented Jefferson and his wife Martha.

Text of Jefferson's Entry

April 23. Note I have emploied Mr. Wythe in the following suits for Mr. Wayles's estate.
   Mercer v. Wayles's exrs.
   Jefferson et ux. et al. v. Skipwith & [ux.?]
   Jefferson et al. v. Stith.
Also for Mr. Skelton's estate in Jefferson et ux. v. Fleming's exrs.
Also for myself in Harris v. Jefferson et ux.[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): 1:373.
  2. Jefferson's Memorandum Books, 1:373.