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Thomas Jefferson to Jeremiah A. Goodman and Nimrod Darnil, 31 January 1813

To Jeremiah A. Goodman and Nimrod Darnil

Monticello Jan. 31. 13.

Messrs Goodman & Darnell

Be pleased to deliver to mr Samuel J. Harrison my crop of tobacco of the last year now on hand, as fast as it is inspected. lose no time in getting it ready, and spare no pains in handling it in the best manner, stemming conscientiously what you would have stemmed exactly had it still been kept on hand for sale

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; on verso of PoC of covering letter. Not recorded in SJL. Enclosed in TJ to Samuel J. Harrison, 31 Jan. 1813.

Nimrod Darnil (Darnell, Darniel, Darnold) (ca. 1785–by 1842) served as an overseer at Poplar Forest beginning on 22 Dec. 1811, along with Jeremiah A. Goodman, his uncle by marriage. They were both dismissed at the end of May 1815. Darnil was in Bedford County in 1820 and Campbell County in 1830. By 1840 he had apparently moved to Missouri, where he died intestate in Warren County (Avlyn Dodd Conley, comp., The Darnall, Darnell Family; Including Darneal, Darneille, Darnielle, Darnold, Dernall, Durnall, Durnell, and Names Variously Spelled [1954–79], 2:491, 514; Woods, Albemarle description begins Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, 1901, repr. 1991 description ends , 168; 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 ; TJ to Edmund Bacon, 5 Dec. 1811; DNA: RG 29, CS, Bedford Co., 1820, Campbell Co., 1830, Mo., Warren Co., 1840; Darnil to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 13 Jan. 1830 [ViU: Randolph Family Papers]; Warren Co., Missouri, Probate Records, A:193, B:145).

Index Entries

  • Darnil (Darnell; Darniel; Darnold), Nimrod; identified search
  • Darnil (Darnell; Darniel; Darnold), Nimrod; letters to search
  • Darnil (Darnell; Darniel; Darnold), Nimrod; Poplar Forest overseer 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
  • slaves; and work plans for Poplar Forest search