Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Oldham, 27 September 1814

To James Oldham

Monticello Sep. 27. 14.

Dear Sir

Being in immediate want of some glass to keep the winter out of our broken windows, I must trespass on your friendship, as being a judge of the quality to look out for the following sizes, to wit.

  50. panes 12 I. square
20. panes 12. by 18 I.
3. panes 24. by 18 I.

mr Gibson will be so good as to pay the bill, and if you will have the box lodged with him, I will direct a boatman to call for it in whose care I have particular confidence. accept the assurance of my esteem & best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Capt James Oldham”; on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • building materials; window glass search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and window glass for TJ search
  • glass, window; TJ orders search
  • glass, window; TJ seeks to pay for search
  • Oldham, James; and window glass search
  • Oldham, James; letters to search