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From Thomas Jefferson to James Oldham, 12 October 1807

Washington Oct. 12. 07.


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 leaves are up. 2 planks of mahogany 10. f. by 2 f. 4 I. each would make the tops of the 4. tables. will you be so good as to chuse & procure for me 2. planks of 2 f. 4. I. by 10 f. of very fine mahogany & forward them to Monticello by the boats addressed to mr Higginbotham who will pay the carriage. I name 2. f. 4 I. for the width that they may work to 2 f. 3 I. clean. let me know the cost and it shall be immediately remitted to you. I salute you with great esteem.

Th: Jefferson

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