Description[Thomas Jefferson] Peter Jefferson Document Signed. "Pet Jefferson", one page, 7.5" x 12.25", October 10, 1737. Also signed by Henry Wood and Peter Jefferson's father-in-law Isham Randolph. In part: "Know all men by these that Wee [sic] Peter Jefferson Isham Randolph & Henry Wood are holdon [sic] and firmly bound unto John Fleming lent on behalf of the whole court for the county of Goochland in the sum of thirty two thousand nine hundred and fifty six pounds of Tobacco to the Payment whereof well and truly to be made unto the aid John Fleming his executors administrators and assignees Wee bind us and Each of us our and each of our heirs executors. Joyntly [sic] and severally firmly by these presents Sealed with Our Seals and Dated the tenth___ day of October____ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Seven..."
Peter Jefferson, father of Declaration of Independence signer Thomas Jefferson, was a cartographer and surveyor who lived and worked in Virginia for most of his life. This particular piece is part of a 50,000 acre land deal in which Jefferson was involved in 1737. Through the deal Peter Jefferson became only the third or fourth person to settle in that area. Minor separations and wear along the center fold, with bold ink and clear handwriting. Blind embossed paper seals remain intact alongside the signatures of Jefferson, Randolph, and Wood. A scarce signature; in fine condition.
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