Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joel Yancey, 9 December 1821

To Joel Yancey

Monticello Dec. 9. 21.

Dear Sir

In directing the distribution of the pork for this season I believe I omitted to state that 10. hogs should be kept for my use at Poplar Forest as usual. if there is any old bacon left it will be acceptable here when the waggon brings the pork. you will be so good as to inform me on what day our waggon should be there to join Dick’s in bringing the pork, butter Etc. I propose to send Phill back to work in the shop with Will, that Dick’s James who now smites for Will should go into the ground in the place of Randal, and Randal return to live here, and that these exchanges should be made when the waggons go & return. I salute you with affectionate esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from James Monroe to TJ; at foot of text: “Mr Yancey”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • bacon search
  • Dick (Yellow Dick) (TJ’s slave; b.1767); as wagoner search
  • Dick (Yellow Dick) (TJ’s slave; b.1767); family of search
  • food; bacon search
  • Hern, Randal (TJ’s slave; b.1802); sent to Monticello search
  • Jamey (Jamy) (TJ’s slave; b.1802); as blacksmith search
  • Phill (Phil) (TJ’s slave); as blacksmith search
  • pigs; at Poplar Forest search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); pork from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); slaves at search
  • pork; transported to and from Poplar Forest search
  • slaves; as blacksmiths search
  • wagons; transport people and goods between Monticello and Poplar Forest search
  • Will (William) (TJ’s slave; b.1753); as blacksmith search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters to search