Thomas Jefferson Papers

Jeremiah A. Goodman to Thomas Jefferson, 19 July 1817

From Jeremiah A. Goodman

July the 19 day 1817

der Sir

on mature reflecttion I wish to seel the negro girl I bought of you, and feelling anxiousley for you to have her so as for the Child & her mother not to be parted I will Let you have her very reasonable indeed, if you will give me as she stands $180 for the girl you shall have her and this to be paid the first day of August Eightteen hundread & Eightteen be so good as to Let me know by the boy and at Court I will bring the Bill of sail forward

J A Goodman

RC (MHi); adjacent to signature: “Mr Jfferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 20 July 1817 and so recorded in SJL; with notation by TJ in pencil at foot of text referencing his 30 Nov. 1815 sale of Sally Goodman for $150 and his probably related calculation on verso.

The negro girl was Sally Goodman and her mother was TJ’s slave Aggy, the daughter of Dinah and Dick.

Index Entries

  • Aggy (TJ’s slave; b.1789; daughter of Dinah); family of search
  • Dick (Yellow Dick) (TJ’s slave; b.1767); family of search
  • Dinah (TJ’s slave; b.1766); family of search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; letters from search
  • Goodman, Jeremiah Augustus; purchases slave from TJ search
  • Goodman, Sally (TJ’s slave; b.1812); sold by TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; buys and sells slaves search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); slaves at search
  • slaves; TJ sells search