Thomas Jefferson Papers

Ann C. Bankhead to Thomas Jefferson, [received 25 March 1818]

From Ann C. Bankhead

[received 25 Mar. 1818]

My Dear Grand Papa

Mr Bankhead feels a delicacy in mentioning to you the subject on which Mr Lighfoot has writen to us & I am very sorry to be obliged to give you the trouble of reading his letter. but he has always been so kind & attentive to me that I should like to perform his requests as far as it is in my power and conclude that the best way that I can serve him is by sending his letter to speak for itself. I hope you will excuse my interfereing in this affair as I do not know how to avoid it without giving offence & believe me to be My Dear Grand Papa your truly affectionate Grand daughter

A C Bankhead

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); undated; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Mar. 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

mr lighfoot was probably Philip Lightfoot, the half-brother of Bankhead’s husband and the son-in-law of William Bernard (Sarah Travers Lewis Anderson, Lewises, Meriwethers and their Kin [1938], 41–2). In his letter, not found, Lightfoot presumably supported Bernard’s candidacy for the presidency of a proposed Fredericksburg branch of the Second Bank of the United States (see TJ to Thomas Leiper, 27 Mar. 1818).

Index Entries

  • Bankhead, Ann (Anne) Cary Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter; Charles Lewis Bankhead’s wife); forwards letter to TJ search
  • Bankhead, Ann (Anne) Cary Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter; Charles Lewis Bankhead’s wife); letter from search
  • Bankhead, Charles Lewis (Ann Cary Randolph Bankhead’s husband); mentioned search
  • Bank of the United States, Second; proposed Fredericksburg branch search
  • banks; in Va. search
  • Bernard, William; seeks bank presidency search
  • Fredericksburg, Va.; proposed bank in search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of application and recommendation to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with grandchildren search
  • Lightfoot, Philip search
  • patronage; letters of application and recommendation to TJ search
  • Virginia; banks in search
  • women; letters from; A. C. Bankhead search