From James Dinsmore
Monticello Jany 1st 1802
Your favor of 17th Dec. is recived & contents noted. the Size of the Pannel is 5 feet 4 in we did not get a fair trial in the Making of it. as well as I remember I Calculated we Could Make one per day, if of pine & put together in the Manner of the one done. but I expect they will have to be put together differently on account of the tonngue & groove giveing way by wetting, so that Some allowance May be Made. I Cannot well say how much as I am not Certain yet what Method of putting them together will have to be Substituted. Mr Wanschaw is latheing the Cellar under the Squre room, next to the one already plaistered. & intends plaistering it he says the frost will not Injure it.—I will be obliged to take down the Studding rond the Sky light of the dineing room & the Counter Ceiling, to get the joist raised. they are Sunk 4 ins
with respect I am Sir
nails made from the 12th to the 24th Dec Inclusive
|X.||285.6||Amnt. Sold in Same time||£12.||0||7½|
FC (ViU: Monticello); in Dinsmore’s hand; at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; on same sheet as letters of 12 Dec. 1801, 23 Jan., and 12 Feb. 1802. Recorded in SJL as a letter of 2 Jan. received on the 6th.
Your Favor: TJ’s letter of 17 Dec. 1801, recorded in SJL, has not been found.
Mr Wanschaw: that is, Marten Wanscher.