Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Jones & Howell, 10 June 1806

Washington June 10. 06.

Messrs. Jones & Howell

I have to ask the favor of you to send me, under the shortest delay possible, the assortment of iron below stated. it is for the completion of a mill which will be in waiting for this iron before it can reach Virginia. you will address it to Gibson & Jefferson as usual, advising me of it’s departure, & amount. I salute you with friendship

Th: Jefferson

bar iron. 2 ½ I. broad 3/16 I. thick, amounting in lengths to 80.f. running measure.
3 I. broad. ⅝ I. thick. 36. f. length running measure.
2 ½ I. broad ⅝ I. thick. 40. f. do.
1 ½ I. square. 2 bars.
2. bundles of the largest sheet iron.
2. do. of the next size.
2. do. of Deck rod. [this word Deck is so illegibly written in the memorandum sent me that I may mistake it. I am led to doubt the more because I do not understand the term. you can probably correct it.]

200. square feet of sheet iron a full sixteenth of an inch thick & in rather long lengths

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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