Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to David Higginbotham, 16 March 1817

To David Higginbotham

Monti[cell]o Mar. 16. 17

Dear Sir

I recieved duly your favor of Feb. 22. on the subject of paints. I shall certainly want a very great quantity in the course of the present year, as I have to renew the whole outer painting of this house and the terrasses, and to paint that in Bedford which has never been done. but I did not make more of any thing scarcely last year than would pay for the corn we did not make. I must therefore delay my demand till towards autumn so as to bring the time of payment within reach of the growing crop. ever and with great friendship Yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Jerman Baker to TJ, 8 Feb. 1817; dateline faint; at foot of text: “Mr Higgenbotham”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • building materials; paint search
  • corn; as crop search
  • Higginbotham, David; and paint for TJ search
  • Higginbotham, David; letters to search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); paint for search
  • paint search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); paint for search