Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Booker, 17 November 1796

From William Booker

Goochland County Novr. 17. 1796


Inclosed is a drawing of the threshing Machine I promised you by Mr. Buck. I hope your Liberallity will Excuse me, for the delay.

My Situation has been Such as rendered it almost Impossible with any Tolarable Convenience to have done it Sooner.

I have been but Little used to drawing. What blunders you See I trust you will Excuse. I hope however with it and the Information you got by Mr. Buck will be Sufficient to Shew you the principle after which I have no doubt you will Greatly Improve on it.

I am Confident, it will suit this Country much better than Cog and rounds it being more Simple Less Expensive, and I think fully as opperative. I am with due Respt. your &c&c

Wm. Booker

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 18 Nov. 1796 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

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