Thomas Jefferson Papers

Robert Mitchell to Joel Yancey, 26 September 1820

Robert Mitchell to Joel Yancey

Sept 26=1820

Dear sir

M Turner will hand you Mr Jeffersons ℀, which you will be pleased to collect while down, as I am in extreame want of the money

As to the $50 spoaken of, it will not be an offset against this claime, as the debt is not due to M Jefferson, but to a subscription—I trust M Jefferson will not claime it as an offset—


Ro. Mitchell

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Joel Yancy Esqr Present”; endorsed by TJ: “Mitchell Wm & Robt Sep. 26. 20.”

The $50 spoaken of was an installment due from Mitchell’s brother William Mitchell on his subscription of $200 to Central College in 1817 (Master List of Subscribers to Central College, [after 7 May 1817], document 5 in a group of documents on The Founding of the University of Virginia: Central College, 1816–1819, printed at 5 May 1817; Robert Mitchell to Yancey, 29 Dec. 1819).

Index Entries

  • Central College; subscription for search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with William & Reuben Mitchell search
  • Mitchell, Robert; and TJ’s debt to William & Reuben Mitchell search
  • Mitchell, Robert; letters from, to J. Yancey search
  • Mitchell, William (of Lynchburg); and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • subscriptions, nonpublication; for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Turner, Mr.; and TJ’s debt to William & Robert Mitchell search
  • William & Reuben Mitchell (Lynchburg firm); account with TJ search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters to, from R. Mitchell search