Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joel Yancey to Thomas Jefferson, 3 November 1819

From Joel Yancey

Bedford 3rd nov. 19

Dr Sir

Your letter of the 28th covering a dft for your Taxes is received, Hemings has no locks nor hinges for the Stair1 doors, I have fernishd him with the plank he wanted for the blinds, and have received the Bls bisquit, cheese, and Sheet Iron from Mr Peyton,   Johny Hemings Says he will write you to day which with this will be put in the post Office to morrow morning, I sent Moses-s Billy down yesterday week, with a letter to you, by Bishop, but have heard nothing from them Sence, I hope he landed Safe accept my best wishes for your health & happiness

Joel Yancey

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 13 Nov. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s letter was dated 23 Oct. 1819, not the 28th.

1Manuscript: “Star.”

Index Entries

  • Bedford County, Va.; taxation on property in search
  • Bishop, Jonathan; transports slave search
  • building materials; plank search
  • cheese; sent to Poplar Forest search
  • food; biscuits search
  • food; cheese search
  • Hemmings, John (TJ’s slave; b. ca.1776); as woodworker search
  • Hern, Moses (TJ’s slave; b.1779); family of search
  • Hern, William (TJ’s slave; b.1801); escape of search
  • household articles; blinds search
  • household articles; hinges search
  • household articles; locks search
  • iron; sheet search
  • locks; door search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); carpentry at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); doors at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); windows at search
  • slaves; as carpenters search
  • slaves; incarceration of search
  • taxes; TJ pays search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters from search