To Thomas Mann Randolph
[29 Aug. 1798]
Th:J. to TMR.
I find that the Ogee plain I sent you, was for the architraves of my doors as well as your windows. as we are now about these, I must borrow it of you again. what is become of the Carr’s brook expedition, and what the present intentions on that subject? we are always ready. loves & kisses to Martha & the little ones. Adieu.
RC (DLC); date supplied from endorsement; addressed: “Mr. Randolph Belmont”; endorsed by Randolph: “Aug. 29. 98.” Not recorded in SJL.
I must borrow it: at the same time the renovations were taking place at Monticello, Randolph began building a house, designed by TJ, at Edgehill, the estate across the Rivanna River just two miles from Monticello. It became the Randolph family’s permanent residence in 1800 (Gaines, Randolph description begins William H. Gaines, Jr., Thomas Mann Randolph: Jefferson’s Son-in-Law, Baton Rouge, 1966 description ends , 44; Kimball, Jefferson, Architect description begins Fiske Kimball, Thomas Jefferson, Architect, Boston, 1916 description ends , 61, plate 170).