Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joel Yancey, 8 June 1821, with Jefferson’s Note

To Joel Yancey, with Jefferson’s Note

Monticello June 8. 21.

Dear Sir

Your two favors of May 22. and 31. came together on the 4th inst and our first mail for Lynchburg starts on the 10th. by that therefore you will recieve two orders on Capt Peyton, the one in favor of Bishop for 136.48 D the other of yourself for 135.D. which Jefferson tells me is the sum due for the horses. I had mentioned to mr Bishop that I should remit his money as soon as his1 crop was at Richmond, which I suppose it to be altho’ I have not recd the information from Capt Peyton. I wrote to him on the 5th to send to the care of mr Robertson 6. barrels of herrings.

I shall be at Poplar Forest the 1st week of next month if my horses are recovered from a complaint prevalent here of imposthumes under the jaw. two of them have it very badly. accept assurances of my friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. I think I understood that mr Miller was now the teacher at the academy of N. London. I have a thought of placing one of my grandsons there. will you be so good as to inform me by return of the 1st mail what is the tuition fee, and what the cost of board?

[Note by TJ at foot of text:]

June 9. wrote a 2d letter advising to sell the residue of tobo & pay debts with it

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Joseph C. Cabell to TJ, 28 Apr. 1821; adjacent to signature: “Mr Yancey”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL with additional notation: “136.48 + 135.”

jefferson: Thomas Jefferson Randolph. TJ’s letter to Yancey of june 9. 1821 is recorded in SJL but has not been found.

1Thus in manuscript, with “my” possibly intended.

Index Entries

  • Bishop, Jonathan; TJ pays search
  • fish; at Poplar Forest search
  • fish; herring search
  • food; herring search
  • herring; TJ orders search
  • horses; at Poplar Forest search
  • horses; medical conditions of search
  • horses; TJ buys search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with grandchildren search
  • Lynchburg, Va.; tobacco shipped to search
  • Miller, Samuel Thomas; instructor at New London Academy search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); horses at search
  • New London, Va.; academy at search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); fish for search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); horses at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); management of search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); as manager of Poplar Forest search
  • Robertson, Archibald; receives goods for TJ search
  • schools and colleges; New London Academy search
  • slaves; food for search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • tobacco; in Lynchburg market search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters to search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters to accounted for search