To Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.
[8–9 Dec. 1793]
Th: J. to mr Randolph
I forgot in the inclosed to mention that my Model of the threshing machine is at length sent by the Ellice Capt. Weymouth bound from New York to Richmond, addressed to Colo. Gamble. I have written to him to hold it subject to your order. Knowing nothing of the size or construction of the model, I am not able to say whether it may not be too small or too delicate to trust by a waggon, or how else it should come. I have therefore thought it best to give you the trouble of deciding that, as in some of your trips to Richmond you may perhaps have a view of the bulk, and of the structure also if it can be done easily. Your’s affectionately
RC (DLC: TJ Papers, 95: 16337, 93: 16013-a); undated; addressed: “Thomas M. Randolph esq. at Monticello near Charlottesville”; franked, stamped, and postmarked 9 Dec.; endorsed by Randolph as received 18 Dec. 1793. PrC (same, 95: 16323). Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy; filed at 18 Feb. 1793. Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure: TJ to Randolph, 8 Dec. 1793.