Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 14 July 1819

Charlottesville July 14h 19

Dear Sir,

Your favor is handed by your servant, the remitance of 45 Dollars to Mr Perkins of Baltimore shall be attended to—I am sorry to hear of the cause of your detention, but am much pleased at your being still at Monticello—Mr Michael has not shown much disposition towards making an experiment in this stone not having touched it in making arrangements for their board &c, they have expressed much dissatisfaction and are not disposed to put up with any inconvenience or encounter any difficulty—untill better accomodations can be furnished. I wish most heartily some arrangement could be made for them to be employed to the North untill suitable accomodations and materials could be had for them, you will be pleased to think of it sir & tomorrow let me know what had best be done—Mr Ware arrived last evening with his hands and is disposed to enter with spirit on the work—he brought on two stone masons @ 1.50D p day who can cut all the bases & frame caps that will be wanting this year. I have had the hands out yesterday & today opening a quarry but in consequence of not having some person that understands the business we make but little way I am sir

respectfully your Ot sert

A. S. Brockenbrough

CSmH: Jefferson File.

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