Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Leitch, 23 June 1809

To James Leitch

Monticello June 23. 09.


On more maturely considering the different objects for which the padlocks are wanting, I find I must entirely change the assortment of yesterday; that I shall want 12.1 locks assorted as follows.

8 coachrooms 4.2 single locks to open with the same key. (1. returned. 3 remain)
garden. 3. single do to open with the same key, but different from the former all returned
my stable } 3. double locks, opening with the same key. these may be the same laid by yesterday
strangers do
saddle room
mr B’s stable & coachroom. 2. single do opening with the same key, but different from all the others 1. returned
& other stable coachroom 1.3 single lock opening with a key different from4 all the former.

To these be pleased to add the underwritten articles. the bearer brings you 50.℔ ten penny & 50.℔ sixpenny nails as I presume, having desired mr Bacon to make up those quantities. Accept my respects

Th: Jefferson

6. yds oznabrigs

2. tin lantherns

6. milkpans, the largest size you have

one of those looking glasses I was examining yesterday, [cov]ered with red leather & folding down on a dr[esser?]

PoC (MHi); faint; with notes on return of locks presumably added by TJ at a later date; at foot of text: “Mr Leitch”; endorsed by TJ.

oznabrigs: Osnaburg was a coarse linen originally made in Osnabrück, Saxony (OED description begins James A. H. Murray, J. A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner, and others, eds., The Oxford English Dictionary, 2d ed., 1989, 20 vols. description ends ).

1Number reworked from “10.”

2Number reworked from “2.”

3Number reworked from “2.”

4TJ here canceled “one another and from.”

Index Entries

  • gardens; at Monticello, locks for search
  • household articles; lanterns search
  • household articles; milkpans search
  • household articles; mirrors search
  • household articles; padlocks search
  • lanterns search
  • Leitch, James; letters to search
  • Leitch, James; TJ orders goods from search
  • Leitch, James; trades nails for goods search
  • milkpans search
  • mirrors; TJ purchases search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); gardens, locks for search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); padlocks for buildings at search
  • nails; supplied to J. Leitch search
  • padlocks search
  • pans, milk search
  • stable; padlocks for search
  • textiles; Osnaburg search