Sale of Monticello Ad

Sale of Monticello Ad


Jefferson's grandson ran this ad announcing the public sale of Jefferson's personal property including "130 valuable negroes."




Will be sold on the premises, on the first day of January,
1827, that well known and valuable estate called Poplar
Forest, lying in the counties of Bedford and Campbell, the
property of Thomas Jefferson, dec. within eight miles of
Lynchburg and three of New London; also about 70 likely
and vaulable negroes, with stock, crops, &c.  The terms of
sale will be accommodating and made known previous to the

On the fifteenth of January, at Monticello, in the county of
Albemarle; the whole of the residue of the personal property
of Thomas Jefferson, dec., consisting of 130 valuable negroes,
stock, crop, &c. household and kitchen furniture.  The atten-
tion of the public is earnestly invited to this property.  The
negroes are believed to be the most valuable for their number
ever offered at one time in the the State of Virginia.  The house-
hold furniture, many valuable historical and portrait paintings,
busts of marble and plaister of distinguished individuals; one
of marble of Thomas Jefferson, by Caracci, with the pedestal
and truncated column on which it stands; a polygraph or copy-
ing instrument used by the Thomas Jefferson, for the last twenty-
five years; with various other articles curious and useful to
men of business and private families.  The terms of sale will be
accommodating and made known previous to the day.  The sales
will be continued from day to day until completed.  These
sales being unavoidable, it is a sufficient guarantee to the public,
that they will take place at the times and places appointed.
                                             THOMAS J. RANDOLPH
                                               Executor of Th. Jefferson, dec.