Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Henry Foxall, 16 March 1812

To Henry Foxall

Monticello Mar. 16. 12.

Dear Sir

The stove arrived safely; I have set it up and find it to answer perfectly. the room is very small where it is placed, and is fully warmed by it in a few minutes. a room of larger size would require the stove to be larger. I certainly like it better than any stove I have ever seen, & not doubting that when it becomes known it will be in great demand, I expect you will find it worth while to make one or two sizes above this. I have a large dome-room of 24.f. diam. which needs a stove, but a large one. I have not yet learned how to prevent it’s smoaking in the first moments of lighting the fire. I have desired Messrs Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond to remit a sum of money to mr Barnes for the paiment of this and two or three other debts there & I have desired mr Barnes to pay you out of it 55.46½ D the amount of the bill sent me. Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

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

Index Entries

  • Barnes, John; as TJ’s agent search
  • Foxall, Henry; and Swedish stove search
  • Foxall, Henry; letters to search
  • Foxall, Henry; payment from TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and household articles acquired by TJ search
  • household articles; stoves search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); dome room at search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); Swedish stove for search
  • stoves; Swedish search