Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph C. Cabell to Thomas Jefferson, 7 October 1817

From Joseph C. Cabell

Charlottesville. 7. Oct: 1817.

Dear Sir,

Your note of this morning has this moment been received by Genl Cocke & myself. The association for an Agricultural Society, adjourned yesterday evening to1 11’ O’clock this day. Judge Stewart has been engaged to give an opportunity to the members of the Bar to attend. If we let slip this occasion, perhaps, it will be impossible to bring the gentlemen together a second time. Will you have the goodness, therefore, to excuse Genl Cocke & myself, if we do not come precisely at the Hour you designate; but at 12 or 1. And we further ask the kindness of you to make this explanation to the President & mr madison. no weather will stop us, the moment our existing appointment shall have been attended to. mr Watson went to mr minor’s last evening, and was to return here at 10 this morning: but it is probable he will not turn out in this weather.

I am, Dr Sir, most truly yours

Jos: C: Cabell

RC (ViU: TJP-PC); at foot of text: “mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Oct. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

On this date Cabell and John H. Cocke wrote to David Watson that “In consequence of our previous appointment for the meeting of the agri. So. & the probability that the weather wou’d detain Mr Madison—we have answerd the above & appointed 1. O’Clock to be at Monticello—Will you come & join us?” (RC in ViU: TJP; in Cocke’s hand, signed by Cabell and Cocke; subjoined to RC of TJ to Cabell, Cocke, and Watson, 7 Oct. 1817; at foot of text: “Major David Watson”).

1Cabell here canceled “10’.”

Index Entries

  • Agricultural Society of Albemarle; meetings of search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; and Agricultural Society of Albemarle search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; letters from search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; visits Monticello search
  • Central College Board of Visitors; meetings of search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); and Agricultural Society of Albemarle search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); visits Monticello search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); visits Monticello search
  • Minor, Mr.; mentioned search
  • Monroe, James; visits Monticello search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Cabell, Joseph C. search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Cocke, John H. search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Madison, Dolley and James search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Monroe, James search
  • Stuart, Archibald; as judge search
  • Watson, David (1773–1830); and Agricultural Society of Albemarle search
  • weather; rain search