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Thomas Jefferson to Jeremiah A. Goodman, 22 December 1813

To Jeremiah A. Goodman

Monticello Dec. 22. 13.

Dear Sir

Dick, Solomon and Philip are permitted to go and see their friends, and in returning will help to bring the hogs and beeves. I am in hopes you have procured the beds and given them to the women. in giving out their clothes I forgot the article of hats, which I give every other year; but as it will be more convenient to give about half one year and half another, we will give to the men only, this year, and to the women the next. be so good therefore as to get hats for all the men & lads who labour. we get them here at a dollar & 7/6. clover seed is now at 15.D. and may get higher. at this price we can only afford to sow mr Darnell’s lower field which must be sowed at any price. I expect Gill’s waggon will be with you about the latter end of the next week, and will bring, when she returns, the residue of the peas which Dick shall not bring. I shall be glad to learn by the return of the bearers what progress is made on the bear creek road and whether the tobacco is sold or got down.1 were the weather to be very mild in Feb. or Mar. it is possible I might then pay you a visit. Accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

[on address cover:]

since writing the within Gill is taken very ill, which will delay his coming.

Th:J.

RC (ICN: Thomas Jefferson Letters); addressed: “Mr Jeremiah A. Goodman Poplar Forest in Bedford by Dick, Solomon and Philip”; franked.

1Preceding nine words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Bear Creek plantation (part of TJ’s Poplar Forest estate); roads through search
  • beds search
  • cattle; at Poplar Forest search
  • children; labor of search
  • children; slave search
  • clothing; for slaves search
  • clothing; hats search
  • clover; as crop search
  • Darnil (Darnell; Darniel; Darnold), Nimrod; Poplar Forest overseer search
  • food; peas search
  • Gillette, Dick (TJ’s slave; b.1790); travels to Poplar Forest search
  • Gillette, Gill (TJ’s slave; b.1792); as wagoner search
  • Gillette, Gill (TJ’s slave; b.1792); health of search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; letters to search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; Poplar Forest overseer search
  • hogs; at Poplar Forest search
  • peas; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • Philip (TJ’s slave; b.1796); travels to Poplar Forest search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); beds and blankets for slaves at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); cattle at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); clover grown at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); corn grown at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); hogs at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); Overseers at; TJ’s instructions to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); peas grown at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); slaves 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
  • roads; at Poplar Forest search
  • slaves; blankets and beds for search
  • slaves; hats for search
  • slaves; travels of search
  • Solomon (TJ’s slave; b.1794); travels to Poplar Forest search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search