Thomas Jefferson Papers

James McKinney to Thomas Jefferson, 24 August 1810

From James McKinney

Slate Mills Culpeper County Augst. 24th 1810.


The bearer Mr William G. Arms is on his way to the South, be pleasd to inform him whether there is any chance of getting your Mills from Jonathan Shoemaker & Son, yet, I could do nothing with young Mr Shoemaker when I was there last, but have been informd Since that on Acct. his prospects since1 harvest, he would be willing at all events to give her up next spring, a line to me by Mr Arms on his return would be immedeately Attended too

with every Sentiment of respect & Esteem I am Sir Your Obdt Hue St

James McKinney

P.S. I Shall hold my self in readiness at a Moments warning untill I hear from you2


RC (MHi); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello politeness of Mr W. G. Arms”; with unrelated calculations by TJ on address leaf; endorsed by TJ as received 19 Sept. 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “sine.”

2Manuscript: “your.”

Index Entries

  • Arms, William G.; letters of introduction for search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • McKinney, James; and Shadwell mills search
  • McKinney, James; introduces W. G. Arms search
  • McKinney, James; letters from search
  • Shadwell mills; mismanagement at search
  • Shoemaker, Isaac; and mismanagement of Shadwell Mill search
  • Shoemaker, Jonathan; and mismanagement of Shadwell Mill search