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Charles Yancey to Thomas Jefferson, 4 October 1813

From Charles Yancey

4th october 1813.

Dr Sir

I have So far intruded as to give the bearer hereof Joel Walker Esqr1 this letter of introduction to You he lives in the State of Ohio & has partook of the privations & hordships of a Soldier he merely wishes to see You & Your situation I think him Worthy Your Notice I am Yours Respectfully

Charles Yancey

RC (DLC); dateline at foot of text; addressed [torn]: “[. . .] Monticello Mr Walker”; with unrelated calculations by TJ on verso; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Oct. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ was probably being introduced to Joel Walker (1764–1834), who was born near Natural Bridge, reputedly served as a private during the Revolutionary War, and became a surveyor thereafter. He lived in Rockbridge and Greenbrier counties before moving to Ohio in 1803 (Emma Siggins White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John Walker of Wigton, Scotland [1902], 228–9; DNA: RG 29, CS, Ohio, Fayette Co., Madison, 1830).

1Word interlined.

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • Walker, Joel; identified search
  • Walker, Joel; introduced to TJ search
  • Yancey, Charles; introduces J. Walker search
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