Thomas Jefferson Papers

William Lee to Thomas Jefferson, 15 December 1817

From William Lee

Washington Decr 15. 1817


The young man in question arrived a few days ago and is now at work at the factory. Mr Keller tells me he finds him very intelligent—He boards at the factory and Mr Keller to whom I have abandoned it for the present wishes to fix the price of his board and what he is to pay for learning the trade. I have put off the adjustment of these points until I know your ideas on the subject and I have recommended to Mr Keller to write you thereon that you may know what he expects & what he will engage to teach Mr Stewart for—

I am with the highest respect & attachment Your very humble St

Wm Lee

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Dec. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Keller, Jonas; and C. Stewart’s apprenticeship search
  • Lee, William (1772–1840); and C. Stewart’s apprenticeship search
  • Lee, William (1772–1840); letters from search
  • Stewart, Charles; apprenticeship of search
  • textiles; manufacturing search