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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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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.
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 &...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...