Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Donath, 16 November 1792

To Joseph Donath

Philadelphia Nov. 16. 1792.


I shall be obliged to you to import for me Bohemian glass of the kind which you deliver at 16. Dollars the hundred square feet, and of the following sizes.

100. panes 12. inches square.

150. do. 18. I. square

50. do. in form of a quarter of a circle of 18. I. radius, thus,

Also to furnish me at present with 30. panes 18. I. by 24 I

That which is to be imported I shall wish to receive by midsummer, or not much later. I am Sir Your very humble servt.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Donath.”

Joseph Donath (ca. 1750–1829) was a German-born Philadelphia merchant located at 28 South Front Street (Edmund Hogan, The Prospect of Philadelphia … [Philadelphia, 1795], 115; Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser [Philadelphia], 24 Nov. 1829).

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