Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 169

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Autograph Manuscript, unsigned, notes from a statement by judge William Jones concerning the marriage settlement of John Paradise and Lucy Ludwell Paradise. 1/2 page, 4to; complete separations at folds repaired verso with tissue, dampstaining and chipping along right edge, faint scattered foxing, docketing on verso with minor bleedthrough. Np, circa December 1815

Additional Details

"A copy of Sr. Wm. Jones's statement of the limitations of the real estate in the same marriage contract of mr. & mrs. Paradise.
"1. to the husband for life, without impeachment of waste, & with power of leasing for 21 years, reserving the best rent.
"2. rem[ainde]r to the wife for life Etc. and with the like power.
"3. rem[ainde]r to trustees to preserve contingent rem[ainde]rs.
"4. rem[ainde]r to such child or children of the marriage (in tail or for a less estate) as the husband & wife, or the survivor shall appoint.
"5. rem[ainde]r (in default of an appointment) to the children of the marriage in tail, as tenants in common.
"6. rem[ainde]r (in default of issue) to such person as the wife alone shall appoint.
"7. rem[ainde]r (in default of such appointment) to the survivor in fee."
This manuscript settlement was likely sent as an enclosure with Jefferson's letter to Philip Ignatius Barziza dated December 24, 1815, the draft of which settlement is published in The Papers of Thomas Jefferson vol. 9 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012), 285.