Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Jones & Howell, 28 November 1804

Washington Nov. 28. 04.

Jones & Howell

William Stewart, who lives with me as smith at Monticello, has desired me to have sent thither the iron of different kinds detailed below and as it is intended for a mill, and much labour will be saved by an exact choice in conformity with the list he has desired that his son Alexander Stewart of Philadelphia may be permitted to make the choice. this person will accordingly call on you with the present letter, & having made choice of the several articles I must ask the favor of you to forward them immediately to the care of Gibson & Jefferson at Richmond as usual. Accept my friendly salutations

Th: Jefferson

5 bundles of the largest slit iron
1. doz. flat files } from 10. to 16. I.
1. doz. half round do.
20. 1b. tin for tinning coppers
60. feet of bar iron 3.I. wide ¾ I. thick
130.f. 2 ½ I. ¼ I.
50.f. 1.I. 1 I.
15.f. 1 ¼ I. 1 ¼ I.
5.f 3 I. 3 ½ I. 2 I.
hinder end fore end blanks
4 winged gudgeons. the wings 19. I. long 19. I thick 7/9 I. thick 5. I. long 4 I. diam
21 I. diam 20 I. diam
4 small gudgeons.     the wings 9. I. long ¾ I. thick ½ I. thick 3½ I. long. 3. I. diam.
15. I. diam 14. I. diam

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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