Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Reuben Perry, 26 December 1812

To Reuben Perry

Monticello Dec. 26. 12.


I have just recieved a letter from mr Richardson of the Oxford iron works informing me he is very doubtful whether they would continue much longer in blast, & therefore urging the being furnished immediately with the model for my iron-backs. I must pray you therefore to have it sent to the works immediately that I may not be disappointed. if I lose this chance I may never get another, and the brick backs begin to burn out already. Accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViW: TC-JP); at foot of text: “Mr Reuben Perry”; endorsed by TJ.

A missing 16 Dec. 1812 letter from Robert richardson is recorded in SJL as received from the Oxford Iron Works on 25 Dec. 1812.

Index Entries

  • Oxford Iron Works (Campbell Co. firm) search
  • Perry, Reuben; letters to search
  • Perry, Reuben; TJ’s carpenter search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); chimney backs for search
  • Richardson, Robert; and Oxford Iron Works search
  • Richardson, Robert; letters from accounted for search