Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Oldham to Thomas Jefferson, 11 October 1814

From James Oldham

Richmond October 11th 1814.

Deare Sir

youre Letter of the 27 Ultimo was duly Receved. I have examened Richmond thruoute and there is not A Pane of glass lerger than 9 I. by 11 I in the Town. understanding there was A Probebility of Some in Peters-burge, I rote to Mr Frederick Y. Roddy who Informs me there is none to be Purchas’d

A Mr Foulke of Richmond sets oute for Baltimore this day and is well acquanted with the manegers of the Glass-workes there, has Promised me to have the Glass cut and Sent on to Richmond by the first convayance; I consulted Mr Gibson and he wos of the opinion that it wos the only way to get it.

With Grate Respect I am Sir your Obt Sevt

J, Oldham

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Oct. 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Baltimore, Md.; glass manufactured at search
  • building materials; window glass search
  • Foulke, Mr.; and window glass for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and window glass for TJ search
  • glass, window; for Monticello search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); glass for search
  • Oldham, James; and window glass search
  • Oldham, James; letters from search
  • Richmond, Va.; glass at search
  • Roddy, Frederick Y.; and window glass for TJ search