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I did not recieve your letter of May 24. till my return hither 4. or 5. days ago. I am not able to give you any precise information as to the lands on Briery. I have heard that Joshua Fry sold lands there to General Lee, & also his share ( ⅙ I think) in a tract of 400. as. of limestone land adjoining Capt Christopher Hudson, on Hardware, in which last tract I am also a partner. on Fry’s titles...
Having occasion for some window glass of the sizes below mentioned, & supposing it may be had in Richmond , I take the liberty of requesting you to procure it for me of good quality. the Bohemian glass is the cheapest by far of all the good kinds. it comes generally from Hamburg or Trieste . if not to be had with you we must take the English crown glass. be so kind as to do this immediately &...
Being in immediate want of some glass to keep the winter out of our broken windows, I must trespass on your friendship, as being a judge of the quality to look out for the following sizes, to wit. 50. panes 12 I. square 20. panes 12. by 18 I. 3. panes 24. by 18 I. mr Gibson will be so good as to pay the bill, and if you will have the box lodged with him, I will direct a boatman to call for it...
I have occasion for 100. feet of Mahogany to work up into commodes or chests of drawers, one half to be fine, the other half of second rate. your kindness heretofore in executing these little commissions for me encourages me to ask the favor of you to procure this for me. mr Gibson , on sight of this letter will be so kind as to pay the amount, and I will direct a boatman to call on you for...
The mahogany you were so kind as to get for me has been recieved, and suits me perfectly. I am afraid I am troublesome to you, and yet having no other friend in Richmond who understands these things, I have no other means of having a good choice. I must therefore now trouble you for ½ a dozen mortise doorlocks of which 2. to be plate d handles for doors 1 ½ I. thick, the others brass for doors...
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to Cap t Oldham and asks the favor of him to select for him 4. good mortise doorlocks, of brass & plain for doors 1 ⅜ & 1 16 thick, that is to say 1 ½ I. wanting 1 16 mr Gibson will be so kind as usual to pay for them, and the bearer mr Gilmore
I am really sorry for your disappointment in your Western enterprise, altho’ I did think at the time that a proficient in Architecture was not likely to find as much emploiment in the new as old settled part of the state. should the legislature adopt however the Central college for their University there will be for years to come as much work to be done as all the good workmen we can get can...
Th Jefferson sends to Mr Oldham an acceptance of his offer to undertake a pavilion, at the printed Philadelphia prices without the discount offered by him,—he sends him a drawing of the pavilion N o 1 allotted to him, and wishes him to take a capy for his own use so that Th. J, may receive back his own an his return from Bedford, say at the next Court—The master work men may ladge in the...
The terms offered by James Oldham are accepted for the Pavilion N o I. with an allowance to him of the Philadelphia printed prices without any discount Pavilion N o I. is 44. f front & 48.f. flank the interval between N. II. & I is 54.f. from wall to wall. ViHi : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I write by the return of your messenger to mr Brockenbrough placing him at entire liberty to have all differences of accounts settled by any arbitrators he thinks proper, I think a mutual negative on the Choice of arbitrators would be fair & proper—I salute you with esteem and respect— ViU : University of Virginia Chronological File.
I sincerely regret that any difficulties should arise between mr Brockenbrough and yourself on the subject of your contracts, but it is totally foreign to my office to intermeddle with them. I cannot entangle myself in the labyrinth of questions between the Proctor & undertakers. as the contracts are made with him, with him they must be settled as they would be with any other employer in any...
I inclose you the copy of a resolution of the Visitors of the University of Virga entered into at their late meeting and also a copy of the letter to mr Griffin which is the subject of it, the original being deposit d with the papers of the board in my possession and open to your inspection, if desired. you will observe that the first duty enjoined on me by the resoln is to ask of you whether...
I have duly recieved your letter of the 15 th specifying the charges you propose ag t mr Brockenbro h . I can do no more at present than to furnish him with a copy of it. on my return from Bedford measures shall be taken for recieving the evidence which shall be adduced on both sides. it can only be however such as will voluntarily offer at your respective requests as the visitors having no...
I recieved yesterday, during the session of the Visitors of the University, and laid before them, your two Memorials addressed to them, the one on your participation in the future work to be done on the Rotunda, and the second on the difference between yourself & the Proctor in the settlement of your accounts. As to the first their answer is the fact that they do not propose that any further...