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Your letter by the last post is recieved and I have directed the error in the glass to be corrected. but opportunities of forwarding things are now rare. a new coat of shingling is all that is wanting to the South Outchamber. for that we may prepare. Congress rose last night, I shall leave this on the 5th. of May & be at home the morning of the 8th. and will bring with me the money you desire....
On the 18th. I sent from here to Alexandria to be forwarded by the first vessel to Richmond 8. boxes of glass, containing 200. panes 12. I. square, 300. do. 12 by 18. and 50 do. 14. by 18. by which you will percieve I have considerably enlarged the quantity called for, in order to have a supply for breakage. be so good as to tell mr Bacon of this shipment, & that on it’s arrival at Milton, the...
Your letter of Jan. 30. was recieved by the last post. the Copal varnish & pullies were waiting till the river should open, to be sent by water. however I have now had a jug of 2. gallons of varnish cased in a box, and the pullies also put into a box to be forwarded by the stage. but I have little expectation that the varnish can ever arrive safe by that conveyance.   by this post I shall...
Mahogany forwarded to Monticello by mr Oldham f I 43— 4 of St. Domingo wood. 31÷ 8 of Bay do.   1 ½ 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 1 ½
I do not know whether mr Barry got here, window-glass for the Bedford sashes. will you let me know by the return of post, that I may immediately provide for it. Accept my best wishes. NCorniM .
I recieved yesterday yours of the 11th. I wrote to mr Oldham on the 12th. of October for mahogany for the tables, & took for granted it was gone on but as I have not heard from him I will write again to-day, as to that as well as the additional quantity you want. I was in hopes that Abram could have hewed locust as fast as Lewis could turn it, but if he cannot, let mr Perry supply it as I...
One half of the sheet iron for the offices was shipped from Philadelphia Sep. 23. The pig lead was shipped thence Nov. 7. and the remaining half of the sheet iron was shipped Dec. 1.   this last half is said to be thinner than the former, consequently should be used separately, so that whichever goes first to decay, may leave the other part wholly good. but the season is now too far advanced...
Davy brings a box containing all the articles you wrote for, furnished by Doctr. Ott.   The lead (1036. 1b) left Philadelphia the 7th. instant.   I will thank you to tell mr Bacon that I forgot, in my letter to him, to tell him that I sent off from this place, 3. or 4. weeks ago, 8 trunks of books and some other packages for Monticello, & that when they arrive they must be put away in the...
I find that the window weights will be so small & long that the small degree of warping which happens in their cooling will probably render them useless; I have therefore this day ordered 1000. lb. of pig lead from Philada, which I observe costs but ¾ of the price of bar-lead, to wit, 10 cents, and I presume is as good for our purpose. you may expect it at Richmond in 3. weeks from this time....
Your’s of the 16th. was recieved by last post. I should certainly prefer Walnut for the Bedford sashes, because well rubbed on the inside & unpainted it has a richer look than a painted sash, and I believe no wood is more durable but if you cannot get it good, then certainly good pine will be preferable to bad walnut. it must therefore depend on your being able to get good walnut & without...