Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Oldham to Thomas Jefferson, 3 August 1817

From James Oldham

Richmond August 3rd 1817.

dear Sir

The ½ dozen mortice doorlocks and edge bolte which you rote for, I have sent them by the stage on friday last directed to Sharlotsvill, Mr Watson Junr of milton promissed me to se them safe delivered,

In executing of these little commissions I do ashore you Sir it is not Troublesome to me, they will always be Gratefully performed with my best Judgement.

With Grate Respect I have the Honor to be Sir your Obt Sevt

J; Oldham

P.S. the 2 plated Locks are the onley pattern1 in richmond.

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 7 Aug. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Benjamin W. Crowninshield, 1 Nov. 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esqre Monticello”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Richmond, 4 Aug.

1Manuscript: “patron.”

Index Entries

  • bolts search
  • household articles; bolts search
  • household articles; locks search
  • locks search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); doors, locks for search
  • Oldham, James; and hardware for TJ search
  • Oldham, James; letters from search
  • Watson, Mr. (of Milton); delivers goods search