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Your’s of the 26th came to hand two days ago. I immediately engaged mr Barnes to remit ten dollars for you to mr Trump . I shall be glad to hear from you from time to time, informing me of your progress, what work you have prepared, what you have put up and what you are engaged in at the time, as it is interesting to me to know how we advance. accept my best wishes. RC ( PWacD : Feinstone...
Your favor of the 6th. is recieved, and in answer thereto I observe that there is to be a semicircular window in the pediment of the S.E. piazza. if I understand your drawing, the tympanum is 18. f9f 9½ I wide at bottom, and 10. f3f 3¼ I on each side, clear, within the cornice. making the window then 4. f. wide (that is, on a radius of 2. f.) within the architrave, the architrave 8. I. sill 4....
I recieved your favor of the 16th. by the last post, whereby I observe you are engaged on the N. Western cornice of the house. I would much rather have the 2d. and 3d. air-closets finished before any thing else; because it will be very disagreeable working in them after even one of them begins to be in use. I shall be at Monticello within a fortnight from this time. Accept my best wishes. RC...
Yours of the 17th . is recieved. from my present view of the suit brought against the indorser of your note, I should think it better to let it go on, because if the law be here as it is in the other states (Pensylvania excepted) your account will be a set-off against it. it was so in Pensylvania till about 5. or 6. years ago when the banks had interest enough to get a law passed that when a...
On the 26th. inst. there were shipped from Philadelphia 2 boxes of sheet iron for the terras, bent & painted ready to be laid. these contain 39. sheets only. for the terras it will take 96. sheets in the whole and 20. do. for the 8. gutturs of the porticos & piazzas  3. do. for the gutturs where the roof joins the walls of the dome room 119 in the whole. so that about a third only of the whole...
Yours of the 3d. was recieved last night. would not riven pine slabs make a better moveable cover for the plaistered part of the house, than linen? if slabs 10. f. long and 2. f. apart were first laid cross ways thus horizontally and then others nailed up & down close, & breaking joints and the nails clinched on the under side, it would hang together strongly, and might be laid on, & laid by...
I recieved last night your letter of the 26th. I am afraid from the account you give of the sheet iron there will not be enough to finish. however let it be put on the part where long sheets are wanting, so that whatever supply may be necessary may be of common sheet iron, and let me know as soon as done, how much will be wanting. I am in hopes you have recieved the screws. mr Stewart set out...
I recieved last night your letter of the day before, and now inclose you the 20. Dollars desired. I ordered from Philadelphia the three sheets of sheet iron which you supposed might be wanting. they are now on their way. if not wanting to finish the terras, they may be employed on the gutturs which are to be laid with sheet iron. they should be painted on both sides before they are laid down....
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...
I have duly recieved your’s of the 7th. and am sorry for your disappointment at Richmond. at this place what little private building is going on is engaged, and the public (wooden part) will wait for funds till next spring. the work which I could put into your hands at once, is 12. a pair folding doors, mahogany, for partition between the Hall & Parlour, 7:} 2. pair Mahogany sashes (lights 12....
Business prevented my answering your letter of Oct. 21. till I apprehended you had left Albemarle for Richmond. Your draughts on me for the work you have done, or may do, or the materials shall be always paid at the counting house of messrs. Gibson & Jefferson in Richmond. if you can draw at 30. days sight it will be a convenience because I settle every thing of that kind once a month, but if...
Your favor of the 26th. came to hand yesterday, and I now inclose you 40. dollars according to request. your order in favor of mr Craven shall be paid. I am sorry you find such difficulty in getting seasoned stuff at Richmond. if they really do all their house joinery with green stuff, they are much behind even what I had expected. however with respect to my work I can give the time you...
In answer to your’s of the 17th. desiring me to procure a Palladio for you either here or at Philadelphia, there never was a Palladio here even in private hands till I brought one: and I scarcely expect it is to be had in Philadelphia; but I will try both there and at Baltimore. The late mr Ryland Randolph of Turkey island had one, which is probably in the hands of whoever has his books, and...
I recieved yesterday your letter, of the 11th. and observe you are fitting up a Corinthian room for mr Gallego. I am glad to learn it, because a single example of chaste architecture may guide the taste of the city and especially when they find that that system of architecture which has now been the delight of the world for three thousand years costs no more than the barbarous & tawdry fancies...
I received in due time your letter of Feb. 4. and immediately sent to mr Andrews’s to get the information you desired, but he was gone to New York. I waited supposing he might return and being just now on my departure for Monticello, I sent to his house again to-day, but he is not returned, nor expected under a month. any thing however can be done in his absence where they have the moulds: but...
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.
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...
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...