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Thomas Jefferson to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 5 June 1819

To Arthur S. Brockenbrough

Monticello June 5. 19.

Dear Sir

As it is but lately concluded to commence the Eastern range of pavilions, & Dormitories I have not prepared the plans, nor shall I be at leisure to turn to that business till the week after the ensuing one. but those pavilions will vary so little from the dimensions last given, & those of No I. II. III. of the Western range that if the foundations are dug to that, the trimming them to what shall be the exact size of each will be trifling. the foundations for the dormitories too of both ranges, may give employment in the mean time to the laborers. as to the terms and manner of contract to be made with the workmen I leave it entirely to yourself. I shall go to Bedford within 3 weeks and be absent till November, except a short attendance on the visitors at their October meeting. if you advertize for stone cutters, Philadelphia should not be omitted. they are the cheapest, and generally the most steady & correct workmen in the US. I salute you with friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP); at foot of text: “Mr Brockenbrough”; endorsed by Brockenbrough. PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ; on verso of a reused cover from John H. Cocke to TJ (addressed: “Mr Jefferson Monticello”), which includes Cocke’s undated, initialed note (torn at seal): “I send you a dish [of] Sea Kale advanced to the state in which B[rocco]li is used.”

Index Entries

  • broccoli search
  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; letters to search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); sends sea kale to TJ search
  • food; broccoli search
  • food; kale, sea search
  • kale; sea search
  • newspapers; advertisements in search
  • Philadelphia; builders’ prices in search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; meetings of search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; builders for search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; design of search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; dormitory rooms search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; East Lawn search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; Pavilion I search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; Pavilion III search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; Pavilion V search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; stonecutters for search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; wages for workmen search