Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Leiper, 11 April 1793

To Thomas Leiper

Philadelphia Apr. 11. 1793.


According to an arrangement with Mr. Wilson, who was to succeed me in your house, I have continued in it till now. We have at length got every thing out of it except an article which will be taken away to-day or tomorrow. The coachman’s wife also who happened to lay in on Sunday last, has Mr. Wilson’s permission to remain till she can safely remove.  I have had every repair made which according to the information of the workmen ought to be made by the tenant, and have employed, where I could do it, the very workmen who built the house, taking it for granted they would make a point of restoring things to the best state. They have all finished except the plaisterer who had some nail holes to fill in two rooms this morning. I shall be obliged to you to visit the house, and drop me a line if you think I have put it into a proper state, in which case I shall immediately give you an order for the rent. If the note is lodged at my office I shall get it at whatever hour I may happen to come to town. I am Sir your very humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. Lieper.” Tr (DLC); 19th-century copy.

Mr. Wilson: United States Supreme Court Justice James Wilson, to whom TJ was relinquishing the Market Street residence where he had lived while in Philadelphia since 1790 (TJ to James Wilson, 17 Apr. 1793).

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