Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Oldham, 1 May 1817

To James Oldham

Monticello May 1. 17.

Dear Sir

I have occasion for 100. feet of Mahogany to work up into commodes or chests of drawers, one half to be fine, the other half of second rate. your kindness heretofore in executing these little commissions for me encourages me to ask the favor of you to procure this for me. mr Gibson, on sight of this letter will be so kind as to pay the amount, and I will direct a boatman to call on you for it. I believe the stuff for these purposes should be inch thick. I have recieved my supply of glass from Boston.   with my apologies for this trouble accept the assurance of my great esteem and respect.

Th Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Capt James Oldham”; endorsed by TJ; with unrelated notes by TJ on verso: “Garth & Mousley. their acct for 1773. settled & signed May. 4. 1774” (see 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 , 1:373).

Index Entries

  • Boston, Mass.; glass from search
  • building materials; mahogany search
  • building materials; window glass search
  • commode search
  • furniture; chests of drawers search
  • furniture; commodes search
  • Garth, Thomas; TJ’s account with search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • glass, window; Boston search
  • Mousley, Walter; account with TJ search
  • Oldham, James; and window glass search
  • Oldham, James; and wood search
  • Oldham, James; letters to search
  • wood; for furniture search