Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Richard Barry, 16 December 1810

To Richard Barry

Monticello Dec. 16. 09.


According to the request in your letter of the 5th I returned to mr Leitch his reciept, and now inclose you the paper of our settlement recieved from him. I am very sensible of the kind dispositions expressed in your letter, & can assure you of corresponding ones on my part, & that I shall ever be ready to render you any service in my power, from motives of real esteem. as soon as I can get out of the difficulties I brought on myself at Washington I shall attend to your debt, & in the mean time should any circumstance bring you into real want of it I will always find means to furnish it, with the aid of a little time which is indispensable in a country situation. be assured of my constant esteem.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. we have got entirely out of our most common-sized glass of 18.I. by 12 I. so that we have not a pane to mend the windows, nor of the 15.I. by 11 I. for the green house. can any be now obtained from the broken glass of the publick buildings? I should be glad of 100. panes of 18. by 12. of 20. panes 15. by 11. & 50 panes 12.I. square. will you be so good as to present my respects to mr Latrobe & ask if the above can be had, & if it can, will you cut & pack it & send it to Gibson & Jefferson in Richmd. the amount shall be remitted to mr Latrobe as soon as known. be so good as to inform me as soon as you know whether I can have it.

PoC (MHi); above postscript: “Mr Richard Barry”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • Barry, Richard; and window glass for TJ search
  • Barry, Richard; letters to search
  • Barry, Richard; order on TJ of search
  • gardens; greenhouse at Monticello search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and window glass for TJ search
  • glass, window; TJ orders search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to R. Barry search
  • Latrobe, Benjamin Henry; and window glass for TJ search
  • Leitch, James; requests payment from TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); glass for search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); greenhouse at search