Thomas Jefferson Papers

James C. Steptoe to Joel Yancey, 11 October 1821

James C. Steptoe to Joel Yancey

Oct, 11 1821

Dear Sir

I am now solely interested in a Claim of Wm Mitchells upon Mr Jefferson for something like $100—I am told you have the managemt of his affairs & that he is now in the Forest—I am very desirous of adjusting & bringing to a close all Mr Mitchells business—& Have to ask the favor of you to attend to the matter for me—if necessary speak to Mr J. concerning the Claim & let me know the prospects—

very respecty Your Mo Ob

J C Steptoe

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Joel Yancey Forest.”

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to W. Mitchell search
  • Mitchell, William (of Lynchburg); TJ’s debt to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Steptoe, James Callaway; and TJ’s debt to W. and R. Mitchell search
  • Steptoe, James Callaway; letter from, to J. Yancey search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letter to, from J. C. Steptoe search