Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joel Yancey to Thomas Jefferson, 20 June [1819]

From Joel Yancey

Pop[la]r Forest 20th June

Dr sir

I wrote you a few days ago giveing an account of the dreadfull hail Storm that visited us on the 10th Inst and that I would replace the glass that was broken by it, if to be had in Lynchburg. I have made enquiry, but can find None of the Size of that in your house there, the Surest chance will be for You to order it from Richmond, to be here, to be put in during your visit the House is very much exposid, without it. we shall begin harvest on Monday or tuesday next, and will be glad of assistance as we shall be short of cutters by 3 less than last year, Hercules is better but Phill Hubard I fear will hardly ever be of much Service. I wrote you on the 10th and 12h Inst, which I hope you have recd and which I beg to refer you, wishing we may have soon the pleasure of seing you here in good health. I Remain

y mo obt Servt

Joel Yancey

RC (MHi); partially dated; torn at seal; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello” by “Mail”; franked; postmarked Lynchburg, 25 June; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 20 June 1819 received eight days later and so recorded in SJL.

For Yancey’s letters of June 10th and 12h (the latter misdated), see Yancey to TJ, 13 June 1819, and note.

Index Entries

  • building materials; window glass search
  • glass, window; for Poplar Forest search
  • health; of slaves search
  • Hercules (TJ’s slave; b.1794); laborer search
  • Hubbard, Phill (TJ’s slave); laborer search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); damaged by hail search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); harvest at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); slaves at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Richmond, Va.; glass at search
  • slaves; health of search
  • weather; hail search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters from search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters from accounted for search