Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William John Coffee, 16 March 1820

On looking over Mr Jefferson Paintings I find som of them will want much doing to and som not so much except that all 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 per day, but in the case of Mr Jeffersons Pictures I shall say three Dollars per 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.

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