Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson: List of names, ca. 22 Jan. 1820, 22 January 1820

Charles Scott. Fluvanna. } of great experience in mills both scientifi
Colo John Clarke. Powhatan. -cally, & practically. mr Scott has built two
George Fleming Louisa. large mill establishments, Colo Clarke was
long a millwright, all of them very able,
honest, unconnected and independent
Genl John H. Cocke } very able and convenient, altho’ not particularly
Isaac A. Coles acquainted with water works; but objectionable
Mann Page as being of my most familiar & intimate acquain
-tances, and neighbors.
Martin Dawson. } very honest men, of good understanding,
James Old. disinterested in their location, of no parti-
Brightberry Brown. -cular intimacy with me, mr Old & mr Cocke
James Powell Cocke owners of mills, but of no rivalship with mine
being on Hardware river, all of them far
-mers and independant men.

on further consideration I have left out the 4th class [. . .]living above my mill on the waters of the river, being as directly interested as the defs themselves I would above all things press for the three first named, and try to get them. they are so superior in these things that we should all give up our judgments to theirs.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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