Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Joel Yancey, 14 November 1819

Monticello Nov. 14. 19.

Dear Sir

Your letter of the 3d did not get to Charlottesville unti[. . .] last night. I had written to you on the 30th of Oct. by mr Bishop who said he would deliver it in 2. days. I presume you recieved it soon after yours of the 3d the cart now carries up the window irons for John Hemings and I inclose you a note of instructions for him, it carries a map also, to be stripped of the straw and put away in a close room. it is to bring back the dried fruit, one firkin of butter and the cheese which was sent from Richmond and which probably would spoil before spring. I wish the cart to stay there but one day. if you will let me know what number of hogs you can fatten I will give some directions about their distribution:

I salute you with great friendships & respect

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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