Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Donath, 11 September 1796

To Joseph Donath

Monticello Sep. 11. 96.


I know not how it happened that your favor of Aug. 8. did not reach me till our last post. A letter by post generally comes in 9. days. I am extremely glad to hear of the arrival of my glass, and that it is of the size of 12. by 18. according to my second1 order. If you will be pleased to forward me the bill of cost, I will immediately replenish my funds with Mr. Barnes, and desire him to pay for and recieve the glass. In the mean time I shall prepare and forward directions for the sashes and glazing. I am Sir Your very humble servt

Th: Jefferson

RC (PHi: Society Collection); addressed: “Mr. Joseph Donath Philadelphia”; endorsed by Donath as answered on 22 Sep. 1796. Enclosed in preceding document.

Donath’s favor of 8 Aug. 1796, recorded in SJL as received 9 Sep. 1796, has not been found.

1Word interlined in place of canceled “first.”

Index Entries