Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joel Yancey, 11 September 1818

To Joel Yancey

Monticello Sep. 11. 18.

Dear Sir

I am lately returned from the Warm springs with my health entirely prostrated by the use of the waters. they produced an imposthume and eruptions, which with the torment of the journey back reduced me to the extremest weakness. I am getting better, but still obliged to lie night and day reclined in one posture, which makes writing all but impossible. the visitors of the college meet the 1st week of October, as soon after which as I shall have strength enough, I shall be with you. I wish you to begin to get your flour to Richmond the 1st of Octob. & to get it down as fast as you can after that. I inclose a letter for my grandson Francis and assure you of my great friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Yancey”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to Francis Eppes, 11 Sept. 1818.

Index Entries

  • Central College Board of Visitors; meetings of search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); mentioned search
  • flour; from Poplar Forest search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; staphylococcus infection search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Warm Springs search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); flour from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Richmond, Va.; flour shipped to search
  • staphylococcus; TJ infected with search
  • Warm Springs (Bath Co.); TJ visits search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters to search