Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Garland, 12 December 1820

To Samuel Garland

Poplar Forest Dec. 12. 20.


I had counted on sending you an additional order for 200.D. before my leaving this place, my grandson having promised to see to the sending down some flour to give me notice of it. not having heard from him I presume the state of our river has not yet permitted it: I must therefore defer the draught to my return home and the moment my flour can be sent off I will take care to forward you the order to Lynchburg. accept the assurance of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Thomas Ewell to TJ, 16 Aug. 1819; at foot of text: “Mr Saml Garland”; endorsed by TJ.

my grandson: Thomas Jefferson Randolph.

Index Entries

  • A. Robertson & Company (firm); TJ’s debt to search
  • flour; transported to Richmond search
  • Garland, Samuel; and TJ’s debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • Garland, Samuel; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); flour from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); and TJ’s flour search
  • Rivanna River; water level of search