Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joel Yancey to Thomas Jefferson, 26 May 1822, with Jefferson’s Notes

From Joel Yancey, with Jefferson’s Notes

26 may ,22

Dr sir

Mr Bowcock was overseer for you last year at tomahawk, and was entitled to Sixteen barrels of corn as his share, which at the request of Mr Randolph I bought of him for the use of the plantation at two dollars ⅌ barrel, and he expected the money when Mr Randolph was last up, but he did [not]1 see him, I believe he is in great want, and would be very thankful he could receive it as soon as possible

Joel Yancey

[Notes by TJ on verso:]

Miller’s corn was 34.D.2

his tobo is 115

Bococke’s 16.B.3 @ 2.D = 324 D

June 7. 22. pd by ord. on A. Robertson & reimbd to him by ord. on B. Peyton for 66.D.

RC (MHi); dateline beneath signature; adjacent to signature and dateline: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received the day it was written and so recorded in SJL; with TJ’s notations on verso.

At some point around this time Yancey wrote Thomas Jefferson Randolph that “I send you the a/c sales Mr Jeffersons Tobo, and Millers and Bococks shares I have settled as near right as I can agrreebly to their bargains, which amounts appears after taking out all the expences to be $50.90. for Bocock, and $34.42, for Miller the Dfts you can leave with Mr Gough, and I will let them know as soon as I can, that they are ready for them” (RC in MHi; undated; addressed: “Mr T. J. Randolph”).

A missing letter from TJ to Yancey of 26 May 1822 is recorded in SJL.

1Omitted word editorially supplied.

2Amount interlined in place of “abt 2. Bar. more yn Bococke’s.”

3Reworked from “of course 15.”

4Reworked from “30.”

Index Entries

  • Bocock (Bococke; Bowcock), Mr. (overseer); TJ pays search
  • corn; at Poplar Forest search
  • Gough, William; as Poplar Forest overseer search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; sells tobacco search
  • Miller, Robert (overseer); TJ pays search
  • overseers; crop share of search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); corn grown at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); Overseers at; crop share of search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); tobacco grown at search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (1792–1875) (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); as manager of Poplar Forest search
  • Robertson, Archibald; and payments for TJ search
  • tobacco; grown at Poplar Forest search
  • Tomahawk plantation (part of TJ’s Poplar Forest estate); overseer at search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters from search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); letters to accounted for search