Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joel Yancey, 20 May 1820

To Joel Yancey

Monticello May 20. 20.

Dear Sir

In my letter of the 12th inst. I left to the convenience of mr Hepburn whether he would come on immediately, or await my visit to Bedford; but the time of that visit is become so uncertain, and the pressure of my want of him here is so urgent, that I must pray you to press on him to come on immediately, as the distress for some of my work is so great that every day’s delay is a serious thing. it is entirely necessary that I should see him set into work & make every provision for his being able to go on and have every thing at his hand while I shall be absent on my journey to Bedford.   I have not yet had any acknolegement from mr Gibson of the reciep[t] of my tobacco, but I take for granted he has recieved it. I salute you with friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of reused address cover of Ferdinand R. Hassler to TJ, 10 Dec. 1819; edge trimmed; at foot of text: “Mr Yancey”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Gibson, Patrick; and TJ’s tobacco search
  • Hepburn, Alexander; as millwright search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters to search