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Thomas Jefferson to Jeremiah A. Goodman, 21 February 1812

To Jeremiah A. Goodman

Monticello Feb. 21. 12.


I have just recieved a letter from Majr Flood informing me that his neighbor Mr Duval will spare me from 6. to 8. bushels of Burnet seed. you will therefore be pleased to send off two boys on horseback to bring it. they should take bags which will hold 4. bushels each. the seed is as light as chaff. it is sown half a bushel to the acre. Major Flood’s is 34. miles from Poplar Forest on the great main road leading from New London to Richmond.

Mr Harrison has doubtless informed you that I have sold my tobacco to him, except the overseer’s parts, which they will decide on for themselves. I hope the spinning and weaving has got well under way. I am informed from Richmond that there is not a single yard of cotton or oznabrigs to be had there, nor is there another yard ordered or expected. we have no chance therefore of clothing the negroes next winter but with what we shall make ourselves. I shall be with you as soon as the season is so far advanced as to be out of danger of my being taken on the road by snow or cold weather. Accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. I pray that not a possible moment may be lost in delivering the tobacco at the Warehouse for mr Harrison, noting the days every hogshead is delivered there, because that fixes the paiments

PoC (MHi); adjacent to signature: “Mr Jeremiah A. Goodman”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • burnet search
  • cotton; as textile search
  • cotton; for clothing search
  • DuVal, William; and burnet seed search
  • Flood, Henry; and burnet seed search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; letters to search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; Poplar Forest overseer search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; buys tobacco from TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • Osnaburg (Oznabrig); fabric search
  • overseers; and sale of tobacco to S. J. Harrison search
  • overseers; crop share of search
  • overseers; TJ’s instructions to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); household manufacture at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); Overseers at; and sale of tobacco to S. J. Harrison search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); Overseers at; TJ’s instructions to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • seeds; burnet search
  • slaves; clothing for search
  • textiles; cotton search
  • textiles; Osnaburg search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search