Thomas Jefferson Papers

Mary Lewis to Thomas Jefferson, 23 September 1812

From Mary Lewis

Sept 23th 12


I shall now be glad to have Joes assistance any evning—that will be convenient to you—perhaps sattarday will be most so and in time for me—I wish you to send some Barrels to morrow and have them filled with apples which you will accept and oblige me by so doing, as I have a very great abundance—the sooner you get them the better as thay are dayly carry,d of by plunders be so good as to remind Mr Chisholm of my small job of work, I can not find him out

I am with much Esteem Your Sincear Friend

M Lewis

RC (ViU: TJP, on deposit from Mrs. Edwin Page Kirk); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as a letter received 30 Sept. 1812 from “Lewis mrs Molly”; with unrelated calculations in TJ’s hand and his Notes on Layout of Fields at Lego, [on or after 30 Sept. 1812], on address leaf.

Index Entries

  • apples; from M. W. Lewis search
  • Chisholm, Hugh; works on TJ’s mill search
  • Fossett, Joseph (Joe) (TJ’s slave; b.1780); assists M. Lewis search
  • Lewis, Mary Walker (Nicholas Lewis’s wife); gives apples to TJ search
  • Lewis, Mary Walker (Nicholas Lewis’s wife); letters from search
  • women; letters from; M. Lewis search