Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John M. Perry, 16 February 1812

To John M. Perry

Monticello Feb. 16. 12.


Mr McGruder has written to me urgently on the subject of the plank due him: I must therefore press you to execute that contract immediately, that I may at length be done with it. he says he is ready to return the money on recieving the plank, and as I presume, on his recieving the stocks from you, as he is to do the sawing himself. be so good as to let me know what I may say to him. Accept my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr John Perry”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • building materials; plank search
  • Magruder, John Bowie; TJ’s dispute with search
  • Perry, John M.; agreement with TJ search
  • Perry, John M.; letters to search