Monticello Aug. 22. 05
In answer to your letter of the 14th. I would observe that mr Foxall was to make two sizes of grate-linings, a larger & a smaller. their destination as follows.
|the larger for||the smaller for|
|1.||the Cabinet (this is put in)||1.||the Secretary’s room|
|2.||Sitting room||2.||my bedroom|
|3.||Circular room||3.||the room over the sitting room|
|4.||breakfasting room||4.||do. over the breakfasting room.|
|5.||North West Dining room||5.||do. over the Secretary’s room|
|6.||Circular room above stairs||6.||the room at the head of the stairs|
|7.||the room over the N.W. corner of the Hall.|
I do not exactly remember the number of each size which Mr Foxall was to make; but it must have been nearly as above stated.
I hope that you will have all the inside work done before my return, & that mr Ingles & mr Webb will have all the furniture finished so that the rooms may all be in order as soon as I return. the coal cellar will be wanting early in October, as my year’s provision of coal will then arrive. the two rooms below stairs which have been heretofore used for pit-coal & charcoal, should be cleaned out, plaistered (if not plaistered already) & whitewashed. Accept my best wishes.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.