Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Oldham to Thomas Jefferson, 18 April 1811

From James Oldham

Richmond April 18th 1811—

Deare Sir

Your Letter of the 1st Instant was handed to me Three dayes ago, I immedeately indevored to Procure the Bohemian Glass as you mentioned, but there is none of the kind in Richmond lorger than 8 by 10 I. and none of aney quallity that is 12 I. Square, I tooke a box of Crown Glass 12 by 14 I. and had them cut to 12 I. Square packed them up very snug and delivered them to Gibson & Jefferson as you desired. the 12 by 18 I. is not to be got at this Time in Richmond, but there is a quantity daley expected from New-Yorke and as soon as it arives I will Procure your complement and deliver it agreable to your request. your recommendation to Judge Cabell will be ever Gratefully Rememberd. I have not sean him since his Last return to Richmond, while he was Govenor I did a considerable quantity of worke under his direction and should be desirous of serveing him, aney serveses I am capable of in Procouring such neseries as you may wont from Richmond it will always be attended to with chearfulness.

With Grate Respect I Am Sir your Obt Servt

Jms Oldham

I beged the faver of Mr Gibson to forword the box delivered by the firs safe convayance

RC (MHi); adjacent to closing, above postscript: “Thos Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 28 Apr. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • building materials; window glass search
  • Cabell, William H.; work done for while governor search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and window glass for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and window glass for TJ search
  • glass, window; Bohemian search
  • glass, window; English crown search
  • glass, window; TJ orders search
  • Oldham, James; and window glass search
  • Oldham, James; letters from search
  • Richmond, Va.; glass at search