Philadela June 17th 1819—
I suppose that you are antious to hear how I am progressing as to workman here i have engaged Brickmakers & Bricklayers quite eaqual to any in the city for indoustr & persevero[. . .] as good workmanship it is well that I came on here for they were stering up to be lively & to get on as fast as Possible all of the Workman we shall send on by the packet—Captin Hand to sail on Sunday and the Brickmaker & Layer with myself—by land to Richmond & accompany the workman to the University I am conserned about A place to sleap & kook until the Dormetoeis are done which you kindly offered me the use of I have writen to the Proctor at Richmond & informed him what I have done
CSmH: Jefferson File.