Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Ritchie, 19 June 1818

To Thomas Ritchie

Monticello June 19. 18.

Dear Sir

I find it impossible to get a copy of Madison’s map without linen or rollers, and as it is indispensable to have one at the meeting of the Commissioners for the University I must pray you to get me one of those which you say can be had with linen & rollers. I should prefer [one] with the borders of the counties coloured, but not the body.   the agent who has them, will roll one very securely in a plenty of strong paper, and deliver it to Capt Peyton, who knows the boats which come to Milton. he will for[ward it sa]fely to me by one of them a[nd] the agent at the same time pres[en]ting this letter to mr Gibson, [and] reciev[ing] payment from him [so?] [that the] only trouble I mean to give you in the business is to put this letter into the hands of the agent and request an immediate execution of it. accept my salutations and assurances of great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Dupl of Patrick Gibson to TJ, 13 Apr. 1818; faint; at foot of text: “Mr Ritchie”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Madison, James, Bishop; and map of Va. search
  • maps; Bishop J. Madison’s map of Va. search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Ritchie, Thomas; and works for TJ search
  • Ritchie, Thomas; letters to search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; commissioners’ meeting at Rockfish Gap search