Thomas Jefferson Papers

Samuel McAffee to Thomas Jefferson, 14 April 1820

From Samuel McAffee

April 14th 1820—


In compliance with your request I have forwarded (enclosed) Pr Mr Bacon, my bill for medical attendance on You1 when Sick—I am,

with Sincere respect Sir; Your Hble Servt

S McAffee—

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ: “McAffee Dr S.”

Samuel McAffee (d. 1847), physician, was a native of County Antrim in northern Ireland. He practiced medicine in Charlottesville beginning in 1819 and remained in the area until at least 1821, after which he relocated to North Carolina, where he continued his practice in Rowan County (Lewis Shore Brumfield, The Brandon, Hudspeth, Reavis and Steelman Book [1991], 16; DNA: RG 29, CS, Albemarle Co., 1820; Albemarle Co. Order Book [1820–21], 467, 471; Mary Rawlings and W. Edwin Hemphill, eds., “Dr. Charles Brown’s Reminiscences of Early Albemarle,” MACH description begins Magazine of Albemarle County History, 1940–  (title varies; issued until 1951 as Papers of the Albemarle County Historical Society) description ends 8 [1947/48]: 60, 66; Salisbury, N.C., Western Carolinian, 23 Dec. 1823, 9 Mar. 1824, 8 Aug. 1835).

1Manuscript: “Y.”

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Edmund; Monticello overseer search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with S. McAffee search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; illness of search
  • McAffee, Samuel; as physician search
  • McAffee, Samuel; identified search
  • McAffee, Samuel; letter from search
  • McAffee, Samuel; TJ’s account with search