Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Dinsmore, 3 January 1808

[3 Jan. 1808]

Mahogany forwarded to Monticello by mr Oldham

f I
43— 4 of St. Domingo wood.
31÷ 8 of Bay do.   1½ I.
75— 0

The two planks for tables measure 27. I. at one end and 26. I. at the other by 10. f. 3 I. long.   I could not possibly find any wider; & supposed this could be made to answer. it is very nice & solid. there is very little of St. Domingo wood made use of here. The 1½ I. plank is Bay wood, and very good for the purpose intended. I have it nicely cased in a box, so as it shall not recieve any damage in the carriage, and I expect a conveyance about Monday next.

James Oldham.

Dec. 24. 07.

Th:J. to mr Dinsmore.

Altho’ the breadth of the above table planks is scanty and may occasion a little piecing in some of the leaves, we must not depart from the size of the table 2 f 3. I. by 4 f. 6 I. as that connects them with the tables they are to be used with.


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