Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Dinsmore, 16 October 1807

Monticello Octr 16th. 1807


Your favour of the 4th inst. is received. I have examined the windows you wish finished with venitian blinds & find that all of them require three folds on each Side to fill up the window & barely three inches for them to shut into, so that we cannot have them more than ⅞ of an inch thick, which will render it impracticable to use blinds: the only windows in this house where they could be used are those of the Parlour & for them the shutters are already made, besides they have out side blinds. Mr. Chisholms is 2d Coating the S.W. portico we will have the green house ready for him in a few days; you expressed a wish to have the Sashes for poplar forest made of walnut if you still desire it you will please to let me know that we may have the walnut got to kiln dry along with the plank. I would beg leave however to observe that I am affraid there is none to be had about here but what is so much given to warp that it will render it very unfit for that purpose. I am Sir with respect

Jas. Dinsmore

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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