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Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on a Conversation with Henry Dearborn, 7 October 1815

Notes on a Conversation with Henry Dearborn

1815. Oct. 7. Genl Dearborne informs me that the plaister of Paris is brought from the head of the Bay of Funday, where it extends all along the coast Windsor is the nearest town. the price pd to the proprietor for the stone is a quarter dollar a ton; and it is quarried & brought to the water edge for three quarter dollars a ton, so that it costs at the water edge a dollar a ton.

MS (DLC); entirely in TJ’s hand; on verso of reused address cover of Thomas Paine McMahon to TJ, 12 Aug. 1815; with PoC of TJ to Dearborn, 7 Oct. 1815, subjoined.

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