Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joel Yancey, 14 November 1819

To Joel Yancey

Monticello Nov. 14. 19.

Dear Sir

Your letter of the 3d did not get to Charlottesville unti[l] last night. I had written to you on the 30th of Oct. by mr Bishop1 who said he would deliver it in 2. days. I presume you recieved it soon after yours of the 3d. the cart now carries up the window irons for John Hemings and I inclose you a note of instructions for him. it carries a map also, to be stripped of the straw and put away in a close room. it is to bring back the dried fruit, one firkin of butter and the cheese which was sent from Richmond and which probably would spoil before spring. I wish the cart to stay there but one day. if you will let me know what number of hogs you can fatten I will give some directions about their distribution. I salute you with great friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of reused address cover to TJ; edge trimmed; at foot of text: “Mr Yancey”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to John Hemmings, 14 Nov. 1819.

1Preceding three words interlined.

Index Entries

  • apples; dried search
  • Bishop, Jonathan; delivers letter search
  • butter; at Poplar Forest search
  • carts; for transportation between Monticello and Poplar Forest search
  • cheese; sent to Poplar Forest search
  • food; apples search
  • food; butter search
  • food; cheese search
  • food; peaches search
  • Hemmings, John (TJ’s slave; b. ca.1776); as woodworker search
  • maps; sent to Poplar Forest search
  • peaches; dried search
  • pigs; at Poplar Forest search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); carpentry at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); hogs at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); windows at search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters to search