Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to David Knight, [12] August 1817

To David Knight

Poplar Forest Aug. 11. [12] 17.


I recieved your letter two or three days only before I sat out for this place, which occasioned my delaying the answer till I should arrive here. I shall be glad to have your aid in the brickwork, as well of the building we are now preparing to erect as in those to be erected the ensuing summer. they are going on well in making the brick, and will have them all ready by the middle of next month, & perhaps the cellar done. about that time I shall return there myself, and then also you will be wanting. I shall probably be at Lynchburg while in this neighborhood1 and will then see you, and explain to you more particularly the work we have to do, and whatever else relating to it which you may wish to know. Accept my best wishes & respects

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC: TJ Papers, 210:37558); on verso of reused address cover of John Adams to TJ, 18 May 1817; misdated; at foot of text: “Mr Knight”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of <11> 12 Aug. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “neighhood.”

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