Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Hollins to Thomas Jefferson, 27 January 1811

From John Hollins

9 O’Clock Sunday Eveng 27th Jany 1811

Dear sir

Just recollecting that the post for your part of the Country leaves tomorrow morning, I have only time to own receipt of your esteemed respects of the 20th Inst, & that in conformity to your request I have purchased six tons of plaister in the lump, & shipped it on board a vessel about to depart for Richmond, the price still continues high, & the article much in demand; I wish most sincerely it may get safe & soon to hand, & give satisfaction, With best respects, in which Mrs H joins me, to yourself & family, believe me very truly &c &c

Jno Hollins

6 tons plaister cost $14 per is  $84
Cartage to the Vessel  2

The bill ladg is sent to Gibson & Jefferson

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 2 Mar. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • agriculture; use of gypsum in search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and gypsum acquired by TJ search
  • gypsum (plaster of paris); price of search
  • gypsum (plaster of paris); shipped search
  • Hollins, Jane Smith (John Hollins’s wife); sends greetings to TJ search
  • Hollins, John; and gypsum search
  • Hollins, John; letters from search
  • Richmond, Va.; and gypsum search