Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Edmund Bacon, 29 November 1817

To Edmund Bacon

Poplar Forest. Nov. 29. 17.

Th:J. to mr Bacon

I find that the cart need not leave Monticello till Thursday the 11th of December, on the morning of which I wish it to be dispatched. I send Bedford Billy down to be put to work with the Coopers under Barnaby, and Thrimston to leave Barnaby and work with the carpenters. I hope you will keep them all to their duty. Billy is found too ungovernable for Johnny Hemings. my best wishes atten[d] you.

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of James Pleasants to TJ, 25 Aug. 1817; dateline at foot of text; with one letter lost at right margin due to polygraph misalignment; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; letters to search
  • Bacon, Edmund; Monticello overseer search
  • Billy (TJ’s slave; b.1799); as cooper search
  • carts; mentioned search
  • Gillette, Barnaby (TJ’s slave; b.1783); as cooper search
  • Hemmings, John (TJ’s slave; b. ca.1776); as woodworker search
  • Hern, Thrimston (Thrimson) (TJ’s slave; b. ca.1799); as carpenter search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); coopers at search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); slaves at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); slaves at search
  • slaves; at Monticello search
  • slaves; behavior of search
  • slaves; management of search
  • slaves; travels of search