Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Hemings, 11 August 1825

popler Forest Aug 11th 1825

dere Sir

I hope you ar well we have got through the 15 boxis of tin and it will take 4 boxis more to fenish the house I hope you hav got inforemathion of before by mr F Eppes I am in hopes we shall sit the stuff fore the gutters in 2 weeks it Coms much Loosr by giting the inch stuff from him it coms at 3 dollars Pdy a hundred and four Dollars a day for to waggin to hall it he says he can hall the hold at one Loode we shoul go about perparing the Chines raling as Puting up the oramentes of the hall marster F Epps was saying somthing abot tining the flat rouft over the hall you and hem can desside it between you how it shol be don sir plese to send the Tin as soon as you can the flat rouft will take 3 boxis thats 7 in all thors tin in Linchburg at 15½ Dollars Wich is much nearer if it Could be got

I am your obedant sirvant

Jon hemmings


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