Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Hemings, 8 December 1819

Poplar forest Dec 8th 19.

dear sir

your letter of Nov. 27th got to me on Dec. 3. with respect to the windows al the irons answers very well exept the one in the center wich the pin passes thoro that dos not go free the one puls contray to the other but it going to the rughness of them as yet but when the com to Weared lettle tha will fit better as to the opening back to the Wall tha lays flat agins the face of the weall & Lays well to the face of the sash I think tha ar nether to slender ef the across toyels had one hold mor betewen the socket & the other three tha wolt be much studer but tha dose very well as the is the openings of these doors weare 48. Is & the doors only 44. I have got new jambes of 2. inchs thickness & flush them out to repare both door & sash I have put up the jambes and the architravs but tha can not return on the top on the out side fore fear of being obstructive to the Light of the sash tha runs up from the bottom to the top & buts agains the Plaster as it is I had to reduse the emposts down to 3 inchs on the inside tha shoe. 3 inchs but the out side only 2. inchs i am readey for seting up the doors and hanging them I still keep the Day in vue of seting out from Poplar forest for monticello that is on the 13th I expect Henry is near Poplar forest by thist time I hold do the spining machine at eny rate what it wants don to it

I am your obedient servent

John Hemings

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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