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Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Dougherty, 25 August 1809

To Joseph Dougherty

Monticello Aug. 25. 09.

Dear Joseph

Davy now brings a cart for the big-tailed ram which Doctr Thornton has been so kind as to offer me. you will be so good as to apply for it, and to instruct Davy how to bring him & take care of him so that he may be in no danger of being hurt. with respect to the Merinos, I had rather put off beginning with them a year or two longer. my farms, which have been leased out during my absence, will return into my own hands the next winter, & will after another year, furnish me convenient separate places for my big-tailed, many horned, & Merinos. I write to mr Barnes to send me half a pound of Sel Ammoniac for which Davy must call on him. he is then to come by Dumfries for a pair of wild geese. I salute you with my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Joseph Dougherty”; endorsed by TJ.

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  • ammonium chloride (sal ammoniac); for copper utensils search
  • copper utensils; tinning of search
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  • Dougherty, Joseph; and merino sheep search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; letters to search
  • geese; wild search
  • Hern, David (Davy) (TJ’s slave; b.1784); wagoner search
  • household articles; sal ammoniac search
  • merino sheep; and J. Dougherty search
  • sal amoniac (ammonium chloride); for copper utensils search
  • sheep; J. Dougherty acquires for TJ search
  • Thornton, William; and merino sheep search