Thomas Jefferson Papers

Hugh Chisholm to Thomas Jefferson, 10 August 1817

From Hugh Chisholm

Charlottsville agst 10 1817

Dear Sir

when you was hear Last you mentioned to me that mr Jerdon wished to helpe me in Doeing this work for the Cellorz—but on Reflecttion I will not have any thing to Doe with Jerdon in any Shape What Ever for a Bisness of the Sort I dislike and Mr Perry will make the Briks for me as fast as I Can use them and mak them as I woud wish made and that is all we want is to get the Bricks in tim—mr Perry Says he will use Every Step for the quikness of Bisness Going on I have now doubt but we Shall do it in good tim and Leave Jerdon at hom with Esteem

Hugh Chishm

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received <16> 17 Aug. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

mr jerdon may have been the brickmason John Jordan, who had worked at Monticello in 1805 (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 , 2:1108, 1161).

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