Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Dinsmore, 26 June 1807

Monticello June 26. 1807


your note of May 31st was duly received, I have seen Mr. Jordan’s. he made the Circular Bricks last fall, and the greatest part of them got washed away by A rain, he thinks there may be three hundred of them yet to the good. which I think is the number you Calculated would be actualy wanted, if there is not enough he will Supply the difficiency should he make any Bricks in Charlottesvill this fall but he thinks that is rather uncertain. Mr. Pitman has been here to put the great Clock in repair, She appears to run very regular, at present—We have finished the dome Cornice & are going on with the Ballustrade. I expect we will get done with one quarter of it by the time you Come home—it may probably be necessary now to inform you that I do not wish you to Consider me as engaged for any particular time after the expiration of the present year, and also that I Shall expect thirty Dollars per month for the time that I Continue with you.

I am Sir with respect your very Hbl St

Jas. Dinsmore

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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