Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Hemings, 2 December 1819

Poplar forest Dec. 2th 19

Dear sir

I have close the 12 windows & put all the fastenings on, them I am now going on with the doors those i am in hopes to finish by Sunday 12th i have examiond the spining mechin and the is nothing weanting in the world but Cleaning the gum of of the sildinders wich the spindels run in tha wants oil our travileng cart wheels has bin going from time to time that tha at thist time ort bear thear own weight I shold be detaind a Day or so about them but that is concluded in the time opinted i shold repare them so as to bring us Down ef Possible i expect to get Don on the 11th Sunday which is 12th i should be Puting evry thing a way & Pacting up my things i should be ready for starting on monday at Day Light Sir pleas to put henry in mind of one collar & one Pair of hames for the muel that draws be fore in exclente pair he will jit by replying to Priscilla hangin up in my Cabin the collar he will git els where al the rest of the year is here

I am you obedient servent

John Hemings

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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