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Thomas Jefferson to Jeremiah A. Goodman, 17 June 1813

To Jeremiah A. Goodman

Monticello June 17. 13.

Dear Sir

The unexpected difficulty of getting water to my saw mill and threshing machine has made it impossible for me to leave those works a day; and the harvest is now so near as not to leave me time for a visit to Poplar forest. I must therefore put it off till the harvest is over. as soon after that as I shall suppose you may have brushed over your tobacco, I will go; because I imagine you will be as well at leisure1 to spare your hands a week at that time as at any other. I wish to have the work ready for Chisolm in case he gets released from military duty in time to do it. I have not yet sold my flour. even five dollars cannot now be got for it. when I come up I shall bring a spinning machine of 24. spindles which is now finished. the one now at the Forest I have given to my brother. Accept my best wishes

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Goodman.”

SJL records missing letters from Goodman to TJ of 7 and 11 Apr., received from Poplar Forest on 15 and 14 Apr., respectively, of 20 and 23 May, both received 2 June, of 24 July, received 28 July, and of 31 July, received from Poplar Forest on 4 Aug. 1813.

1Preceding two words interlined in place of “able.”

Index Entries

  • Chisholm, Hugh; mentioned search
  • flour; price of search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; letters from accounted for search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; letters to search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; Poplar Forest overseer search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); spinning jenny for search
  • machines; spinning search
  • machines; spinning jenny search
  • machines; threshing search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); sawmill at search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); threshing machines at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); spinning at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visit to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • sawmill; at Monticello search
  • spinning jennies search
  • spinning machines; at Poplar Forest search
  • threshing machines search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search