Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Oliver Evans, 6 December 1808

Washington Dec. 6. 08.


In the interval between your 1st. & 2d. patents, a mill was built for me in Virginia, the whole construction of which was left to the builder. I did not know whether he had used your machinery or what part of it, and the patent being then out, I presume he thought it unnecessary to note it to me particularly. by a letter from mr John Moody who says he acts for you, I am informed I am indebted to you for the machinery erected, & interest on it to 89 D. 60c which sum I therefore now remit you in a draught of the bank of the US. here on that at Philadelphia, and salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

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