Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Jethro Wood, 23 March 1817

To Jethro Wood

Monticello Mar. 23. 17.


I recieved on the 7th of Nov. your favor of Oct. 1. and delayed it’s acknolegement until the arrival, within this week past, of the plough you have been so kind as to send me on the part of the firm of which you are a member. for this mark of their attention I pray them to accept my thanks. I have examined it with care, and think it promises well in all it’s parts; and shall exhibit it with pleasure to the notice of our practical, as well as our theoretical farmers. I have no doubt it would produce many calls, were there a deposit within the state from which they could be furnished; as at Richmond, for example. the water communications from thence would place them within the reach of a great part of the state. with the tender of my great respect to your firm, I pray you to accept the same for yourself personally.

Th: Jefferson

RC (CtY: Franklin Collection); addressed: “Mr Jethro Wood Aurora. Cayuga New York”; franked; postmarked Milton, 25 Mar.; with unrelated calculations in an unidentified hand on recto and verso. PoC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); on verso of reused address cover of Lafayette to TJ, 16 Sept. 1816; mutilated at seal, with some missing text rewritten by TJ; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • plows; J. Wood’s cast-iron search
  • Wood, Jethro; letter to search
  • Wood, Jethro; plow of search