Thomas Jefferson Papers

William A. Burwell to Thomas Jefferson, 22 May 1820

From William A. Burwell

Lynchburg. May 22d 1820

Dr Sir

Mr Hepburn is at this time engaged on a Mill about 12 Miles from this place; I cannot learn exactly the place; But I have left the letter for him with Daniel Brown who expects to See him in a few days & has promised to give you the earliest answer; I have also requested him to State the necessity of his visiting you without delay, & have very little doubt you will See him Shortly—I have Sent Gill back & given him instructions to take special care of the horse—In return for your kindness I beg you to accept my Sincere thanks—that you may continue to enjoy every blessing is the first wish of my heart—your friend

W. A Burwell

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 24 May 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Samuel Garland, 30 June 1820, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq Monticello” to be delivered “by Gill.”

Index Entries

  • Brown, Daniel (of Lynchburg); delivers letter search
  • Burwell, William Armistead; conveys letter for TJ search
  • Burwell, William Armistead; letters from search
  • Gillette, Gill (TJ’s slave; b.1792); and horses search
  • Gillette, Gill (TJ’s slave; b.1792); delivers letters search
  • Hepburn, Alexander; as millwright search
  • horses; slaves care for search
  • mills; construction of search
  • slaves; and horses search