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From Thomas Jefferson to James Dinsmore, 15 October 1802

To James Dinsmore

Washington Oct. 15. 1802.

Dear Sir

On opening the door leading from the passage into my bookroom, and on the shelves to the left, immediately on entrance, are a parcel of locks which I omitted to give out to mr Perry to be put on the doors he made. there are 3. small1 Cup-board locks for the 3. lockers in the kitchen.

3. japanned closet locks, for the 3. servants rooms, and a 4th. I think for the North necessary. of the stock locks in the same place, the 2. worst are for the doors of the kitchen & wash-house. the best is for the outer door of the Smoke house. the inner door will not need a lock till I come. one door of the kitchen is to be bolted within. be so good as to deliver them to mr Perry with a request that he put them on immediately. Accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

RC (privately owned, Philadelphia, 2002); addressed: “Mr. James Dinsmore Monticello near <Charlottesville> Milton”; franked and postmarked.

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