Thomas Jefferson Papers

Charles Yancey to Thomas Jefferson, 24 November 1816

From Charles Yancey

Richmond 24th Novr 1816

Dr Sir.

I have always conceived it my duty when in the legislature, to give You all the information I could & Should have written to You, before now, but Seeing Stenographers Admited within the Bar of our house I thought it useless as You Could be More fully informed by the papers. I expect from the present temper of our house, Some more Banks, to the west, will be Chartered. we have upwards of 100 New Members, in the Lower house This Session. enclosed is a Statement, Showing the Situation of the banks here &c that you May have happy days in Your well earned retirement is the Sincere wish of Your friend & mo ob Servant

Charles Yancey

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Dec. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Joseph Dougherty, 13 Dec. 1816, on verso; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 28 Nov. Enclosure: Statements concerning the Bank of Virginia and Farmers’ Bank of Virginia, November, 1816, which lists their assets and liabilities, both in general terms and broken down by branch bank, with the Bank of Virginia possessing just over $5 million of the former on 8 Nov. 1816 and the Farmers’ Bank of Virginia having in excess of $4.7 million three days later (printed circular in DLC: TJ Papers, 208:37178; partially dated; at head of text: “Printed by Order of the House of Delegates”).

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