Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Leitch to Thomas Jefferson, 17 January 1817

From James Leitch

Charlottesville Jany. 17th 1817


The Bearer Mr Logan a Watch & Clock Maker from Staunton (Who from every information I have is a first rate Workman) having commenced Business at this place; & having known your wish for an establishment of that kind Induces me to take the liberty of introducing1 him to You; thinking that at this time you might require Some of his Services which I have no doubt he would execute to your Satisfaction   yours respectfully

Jas Leitch

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esqr Monticello” by “Mr Logan”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Jan. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

On 15 Feb. 1817 TJ paid Logan “for work on the clocks, to wit kitchen clock 4.D. black marble do. 4.D. white marble do. 5.D. great do. 19 D. = 32 D.” (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1331).

1Manuscript: “introduing.”

Index Entries

  • clocks; at Monticello search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • Leitch, James; introduces Mr. Logan to TJ search
  • Leitch, James; letters from search
  • Logan, Mr. (of Staunton); as watchmaker search
  • Logan, Mr. (of Staunton); introduced to TJ search
  • marble; clocks search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); clocks at search