Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson’s Advertisement for Brickwork, [by 7 December 1817]

Advertisement for Brickwork

[by 7 Dec. 1817]

The Subscriber is authorised by the Visitors of the Central College near Charlottesville to contract for the making & laying there about 400,000. bricks, the Undertaker finding every thing, & the work to be equal to the best brickwork in Lynchburg; one half to be done by the 1st of July, & the whole by the 1st of October. the lime quarries are about 10. miles & sand about 2. miles distant from the place. payments will be accomodated to the Undertaker. written proposals to be lodged in the Post office at Lynchbg, or sent to the subscriber at Poplar Forest at any time before the 13th inst. (December 1817.)

Th: Jefferson

MS (ViU: TJP); entirely in TJ’s hand; partially dated; with TJ’s Notes on Agreement with Matthew Brown, 3 Feb. 1818, subjoined. Enclosed in TJ to William Radford and Joel Yancey, 31 Dec. 1818.

Index Entries

  • building materials; bricks search
  • building materials; lime (mineral) search
  • building materials; sand search
  • Central College; brickmasons for search
  • Central College Board of Visitors; and construction of Central College search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Advertisement for Brickwork search
  • lime (mineral); as building material search
  • Lynchburg, Va.; brickwork in search
  • Lynchburg, Va.; post office in search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • sand search