Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Holmes, 21 July 1813

To Hugh Holmes

Monticello July 21. 13.

Dear Sir

Availing myself of your kind offer, I forwarded to Staunton by the stage 39.℔ unwashed Merino wool which I hope has reached you safely. the cloth when made I would wish to have dyed of the darkest blue colour they can give it, which I think you said was what they called a navy blue. I yesterday wrote to Gibson & Jefferson to forward to the bank of Winchester, subject to your call, 30. Dollars which as well as I could judge from your information, would cover the expences of manufacture. with many apologies for giving you all this trouble, and thanks for your1 undertaking it, be pleased to accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “The honble Hugh Holmes”; endorsed by TJ.

1Word interlined.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Winchester search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Holmes, Hugh; and TJ’s merino wool search
  • Holmes, Hugh; letters to search
  • manufacturing, household; cloth search
  • textiles; dyeing of search
  • textiles; wool search
  • wool; dyeing of search
  • wool; merino search