Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Henry Foxall, 31 October 1811

To Henry Foxall

Monticello Oct. 31. 11.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 12th has been duly recieved, and I am glad to learn that you have made the Swedish stove. I have no doubt it will repay your expences well after it shall become known. it’s high estimation in Europe authorises the same here, & to presume it will become general. I do expect that the stile of plain panneled work in which you have executed it, is probably neater than more complicated ornaments. I shall be glad to have one of them sent to me, by the way of Richmond, & to the address of my correspondents there, Gibson & Jefferson. I shall need about 20. feet of pipe, and three elbows, these cannot be obtained here, & must therefore come with the stove. I would wish the whole packed in boxes not too heavy to be handled by two men. the expence of boxes is less than the risk of loss & injury passing thro’ so many hands by the way. the advancing season will make the early reciept the more acceptable. I salute you with assurances of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. where the pipe passes thro’ an upper floor what has been found the best way of securing the floor against taking fire from the heat of the pipe?

PoC (MHi); above postscript: “Mr Foxall”; endorsed by TJ.

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