On looking over Mr Jefferson Paintings I find som of them will want much doing to and som not so much except that must be well Varnished, I think they will take in time fifty days
I Value my My time when I am employed at five Dollars day, but in the case of Mr Jeffersons Pictures I shall say three Dollars day.
There are I think fifty Paintings and therefore the expences can easily be computed, the rest must be Left to Mr Jefferson
W. J. Coffee
NB. Mr: Jefferson
would have to find about 3 Pints good Varnish
two Quarts good Linseed Oil
One Quart of Spt turpentine
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.