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To Thomas Jefferson from Arthur S. Brockenbrough, July 1823

An Estimate of the cost of the rasing floor & roofing of a
House 40 by 50 feet
2500 ft Joists 6 by 8 of oak a $40 pr $100.00
1500 ft Rafters of Pine Collar beams & ashler studing a $30   45.00
2800 ft Sheeting plank a $15 pr   42.00
  52 Squares of Framing in rasing floor & roof joists }   78.00
to be 6 inches apart—Rafters 2 ft from center
to center a $1.50. p 5 qt presuming it to be
ruff framing
2250 feet Tongued & Grooved sheeting plank to }   33.75
be well seasoned for a Tin roof 1D.50c
$298.75
200 cut Nails a 9c   18.
$316.75

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