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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...
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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
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...
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...
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...
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 &...
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...
I thank you for your attention to my little commission of the Mahogany and now inclose you an order on Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson for 37. D 50 c reimbursement of the amount with my salutations and best wishes for your success & welfare. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
By a letter of Oct. 12. I asked the favor of you to purchase for me in Richmond & forward to Monticello by the boats as much fine mahogany as would make me 4. Pembroke tables 2 f 3 I. by 4 f. 6 I. that is to say, the beds 2 f. 3 I. square & the leaves 13 ½ I. by 2 f. 3 I. not having heard from you since, I have feared my letter may have miscarried, & therefore I now repeat the request, with...
I have this day made a remittance to mr Jefferson out of which he will be enabled to pay you the balance of 82. D 06 C for which therefore be so good as to call on him: I have a job of 4. Pembroke tables on hand at Monticello, but we have not the Mahogany for the tops . they are to be 2 f 3. I. square in the bed, & the leaves half the breadth of the beds, so as to be 4 f 6 by 2 f 3 when the...
Your letter of July 26. came on to this place after I had disposed of all my August funds, which obliged me to postpone a remittance to you till the beginning of September. I have directed mr Barnes, the first week in that month to remit 100. D. to mr Jefferson, on whom I inclose you an order to recieve it so soon as it shall have come to his hands. the balance of your account shall be...
The sheet iron which I have hitherto had for guttered roofs has come to me ready bent & painted. it has sometimes been charged by the ton, & is then 265. Ds the ton; sometimes by the 100. square feet, and is then at 48. D. the square. that which you worked up was charged by the square. I have found it better to recieve it unbent, because it is easier to give it the true bend originally, than...
I have this day remitted to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson for you the sum of 179. D 80 C being the amount of the coal I bought & of the money I recieved from Capt Andrews on your account which they will accordingly pay you on demand. I set out tomorrow for Monticello. Accept my salutations & best wishes MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I recieved from mrs March a fortnight ago 128 D .80c for you: and understanding that she had not been able to sell the whole of your coal, I took what remained on hand 150. bushels at .34 amounting to 51. D. which sums, say, 179 D .80 are to be placed to my debit with you subject to your order. Accept my best wishes. Catalog--Heritage Collector’s Society, Inc.
It is now become very material that the whole of my doors should be finished & got to Monticello as speedily as possible, as my painter will otherwise have left me. he is a most capibal hand, and should he not paint them, it may be years before I have another opportunity. Capt. Andrews is gone to New York, he told me before he went away that he was desired to leave some money for you in my...
I inclose you mr Andrews’ reciept for 174D.18c paid him on your account. mr Poype having obtained from mr Montgolfier the inventor of the Hydraulic ram permission to use his patent right to the advantage of mr Poype who has need of it, I do not think myself at liberty to make any communication of it’s construction to his prejudice. on the same ground I have not put to use yet the one he...
Your letter of the 6th. has been duly recieved. I have spoken with Capt Andrews & undertaken to pay him his demand on you three weeks hence, which he says will perfectly answer his purpose. it was £67. 13. 14 New York currency = 169D. 14c and not Virginia currency as you had supposed. this paiment will be carried to my credit in your account. Accept my best wishes MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I am informed that James Hemings my servant has put himself under your superintendance until he can hear from me on the subject of his return. I can readily excuse the follies of a boy and therefore his return shall ensure him an entire pardon. during my absence hereafter I should place him with Johnny Hemings and Lewis at house-joiner’s work. if you will get him a passage in the Richmond...
On enquiry I found that the small balluster for your Corinthian madillion, if made in composition, must be in 2. halves to be glued together, which as they warp a little in drying would make a bad job. Mr. Lenox being at work in the house, undertook to enquire what they would cost turned. the best turner in the place said he ought to have 6. cents a piece, but would do them for 5. I therefore...
Your favor of the 4th. inst. came to hand some days ago; but as the question about the sashes for the S.E. portico required attention & a recurrence to my papers, I have not had time to take it up till this moment. there are 5. arches to the Piazza, the measures of which you have taken. besides the sashes, they are to have Venetian blinds of a particular construction, now in hand here, under...
As judge Gantt’s first letter gave me reason to expect a 2d immediately, I have waited to recieve that. it came to hand last night and I now inclose you both. as your action at Common law is dismissed, and you are not one of the Suitors in the Chancery proceeding I do not understand how you are to share with those who are. but of this mr Gantt is a better judge. if I can at any time see mr...
Mr. Gantt now lives at Bladensburg, being appointed a judge of Maryland. I wrote to enquire of him some days ago as to the situation of your affair with Jackson’s estate. I presume he may be absent on some circuit, & that I shall have an answer when he returns. the ornaments for your Corinthian frize are now in hand. they are made in the same moulds with those in my Hall, far handsomer than...
Th: Jefferson with his salutations to mr Oldham and his regrets for the loss of the plank mentioned in his letter of the 19th inst. incloses him an order on Gibson & Jefferson for forty dollars DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.