Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Robertson, 1 June 1815

To Archibald Robertson

Poplar Forest June 1. 15.

Dear Sir

According to your permission I have given mr Clay an order of this day on you for 55. Dollars, and I now inclose you a draught on Gibson and Jefferson for 138. Dollars to cover this and the two sums of 60.D. and 23.D. which you were so kind as to furnish mr Goodman with.

Having found it necessary to make a change in the management of my affairs here, I have engaged mr Joel Yancey to undertake the direction of them & superintendance of the overseers. and I have desired him to apply to your store for any necessaries which may be wanting for the people here or place. Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViU: TJP); at foot of text: “Mr Robertson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

TJ’s order to Charles clay paid for a horse “bought of Brown.” The sums given Jeremiah A. Goodman on 22 May 1815 included $23 to pay for 100 pounds of cotton (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1309, 1310).

SJL records a missing letter from TJ to Joel Yancey of 30 May 1815.

Index Entries

  • Brown, Lewis; sells horse to TJ search
  • Clay, Charles; makes payment for TJ search
  • Clay, Charles; TJ makes payment to search
  • cotton; price of search
  • cotton; purchased by TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; as Poplar Forest overseer search
  • horses; TJ purchases search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); superintendent of search
  • Robertson, Archibald; agent for TJ search
  • Robertson, Archibald; letters to search
  • Robertson, Archibald; TJ pays search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters to accounted for search