Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 11 April 1811

To George Jefferson

Monticello Apr. 11. 1811.

Dear Sir

It is with real reluctance I trouble you with small commissions, which I know ought not to be done. I do it therefore only in cases of urgency, & for articles not to be had here. we are in immediate want of 32.1 yards of Cotton diaper or Cotton damask (I know not which it is called) of about 9 or 10. quarters wide for tablecloths, which I am told is to be had at Richmond. will you be so good as to send it to me by the return of the stage, addressed to the care of mr Higginbotham. Affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (Mrs. Paul W. Howle, Richmond, 1944; photocopy in DLC: TJ Papers, ser. 10); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ.

1Number interlined in place of “29.”

Index Entries

  • cotton; damask search
  • cotton; diaper search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and household articles acquired by TJ search
  • Higginbotham, David; merchant search
  • household articles; tablecloths search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); and goods for TJ search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters to search
  • tablecloths search
  • textiles; cotton search