To James Dinsmore
Washington Oct. 15. 1802.
On opening the door leading from the passage into my bookroom, and on the shelves to the left, immediately on entrance, are a parcel of locks which I omitted to give out to mr Perry to be put on the doors he made. there are 3. small1 Cup-board locks for the 3. lockers in the kitchen.
3. japanned closet locks, for the 3. servants rooms, and a 4th. I think for the North necessary. of the stock locks in the same place, the 2. worst are for the doors of the kitchen & wash-house. the best is for the outer door of the Smoke house. the inner door will not need a lock till I come. one door of the kitchen is to be bolted within. be so good as to deliver them to mr Perry with a request that he put them on immediately. Accept my best wishes.
RC (privately owned, Philadelphia, 2002); addressed: “Mr. James Dinsmore Monticello near <Charlottesville> Milton”; franked and postmarked.
1. Word interlined.