Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joel Yancey to Thomas Jefferson, 25 October 1821

From Joel Yancey

Lynchburg 25 octr 1821.1

Dr Sir

I have this moment effected sale of Your2 wheat at P. F. at 5/– certain and the rise until the first January next the money to be paid when the wheat is delivered at five Shillings, if You think proper to draw it then—otherwise if the money is retained to be Subject to the rise till the first day January, then the Contract is at end I have memo3 of the Contract in writing in the presence Mr Robertson, you are at liberty to draw at any time after the delivery of wheat till first day, Jany:

In haste Yrs Sincerely

Joel Yancey

P. S. I am allowed all the month of november to delivr the wheat

J Y.

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 29 Oct. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); top half of address cover only; with Dft of TJ to William J. Coffee, 22 Mar. 1823, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello”; franked; postmarked Lynchburg, 26 Oct.

1Yancey here repeated “oct.”

2Word interlined.

3Manuscript: “momo.”

Index Entries

  • Lynchburg, Va.; wheat prices at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); wheat grown at search
  • Robertson, Archibald; witnesses document search
  • wheat; at Poplar Forest search
  • wheat; price of search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters from search