Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joel Yancey, 8 October 1819

Poplar Forest 8th Oct, 19

Dr Sir

I now inclose you Mr Hepburns bill for repairing the thrashing Machines amounting to 49 dollars 34 cts, your taxes the sheriffs say must be paid in this month and if convenient may be included in the Dft, they are a hungary set, and will not wait, the Printer agrees to reduce his a/c to 30 dollars, and wishes that the Proctor may be directed to pay it immediately to his order, I told him you sent 20, was more than the job was worth, and gave him to understand he would get no more but he declares he must have 30, or nothing, we are all well and have for the last 10 days, fair weather for our Tobo I have now no doubt but that we shall get it all in, and the most of it will be good, Hepburn has furnishd me with a Bill of Santling for the Mill which I shall endeavour to get sawed as soon as possible he is now building a Mill for Mr Clay in Campbell, I expect to began sowing wheat on Monday next, your old acquaintances in this neighborhood are all in good health and very desirous to hear that your health is good also, and that they may have the pleasure of seeing you in that forest again this autumn

with the highest respect I am yr mo ob [. . .]

Joel Yancey

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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