Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Edmund Bacon, 22 November 1817

To Edmund Bacon

Poplar Forest Nov. 22. 17.

Dear Sir

I find I shall be able to get from here from this day fortnight to this three weeks.1 it is necessary therefore that Cretia’s Johnny should set off with the cart on Thursday morning the 3d of December with Tilman & an additional good mule. no body need come with him, as there will be so many to go back. let him have 2. bushels of clean oats, and be so good as to see that his cart is put in perfect good order before he starts, and that he brings the cover. I tender you my esteem and best wishes

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ. Enclosed in TJ to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 22 Nov. 1817.

3 Dec. 1817 was a Wednesday, not a thursday.

1Reworked from “from Saturday fortnight to Saturday three weeks.”

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; letters to search
  • Bacon, Edmund; Monticello overseer search
  • carts; mentioned search
  • Cretia (TJ’s slave; b.1779); family of search
  • fodder; for mules search
  • Hern, John (TJ’s slave; b.1800); sent to Poplar Forest search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); mules at search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); slaves at search
  • mules; as draft animals search
  • oats; as fodder search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ returns from search
  • slaves; at Monticello search
  • slaves; travels of search
  • Tilman (mule) search