Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Bacon, 11 August 1807

Albemarle August the 11th. 1807


should you have any Busyness for an overseer I shall Be glad to serve you as such—I have followed the Calling for a Number of yeares With old Colo. Carter & his son Charles Carter in Amherst & quit Busayness my selfe on the Account of my familey it Was giting Large. Since I have Bought Land and the situation of it is such that I thinke my Negroes Will Be Better to higher them then to Suffer as I We have so Littel Cleard Land Wich is my Reson for Wising to under take Busyness again. my familey is twenty Which is But for Whites my plantation is two small for such times as We have should you have any Busyness and thinke it Worth your Notice if you Will applye to David & garland in New glasgo in Amherst you may then git satifacton—Respecting of my Conduct as an overseer also William S Craffard Colo. Merideth Capt. Coalman Colo Burris. Besides others that is Noes me that is Convenient to glasgo as you go threw the town I Wish you to git some satisfaction of my Conduct as I Wish to serve you I shall have a Wife & one Childe that I Wish to keep With me Wich is a Daughte If you have any Busyness and thinke it Worth your While Let me No By a few Lines. I would have Come my self But I Expect you have so much Companey that I Thought Best to Right to you this from your Most Humbel sert

William Bacon

Mr. Robert Reaves have had my Crops of tobo. for fourteen years. Which he Can inform you of my Conduct.

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