Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s Sawing Instructions for James Martin, [ca. 10 November 1818]


Sawing Instructions for James Martin

[ca. 10 Nov. 1818]

Bill for Capt Martin

10. joists  8. by 10.I.  24.f. long clear of bad knots1 windshakes & cracks. heart of poplar.
10. do 4  by 10.I.  24.f. long. heart of poplar clear of bad knots.
5. pieces 6.I. square 16.f. long. heart of poplar.

500.f. sheeting plank. poplar.

PoC (MHi); in TJ’s hand; undated; on verso of covering letter, subjoined to first enclosure.

1Preceding two words interlined, with carets preceding and following “of.”

Index Entries

  • building materials; poplar search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Sawing Instructions for James Martin search
  • lumber; cutting of search
  • Martin, James; TJ’s Sawing Instructions for search
  • poplar; lumber used at Poplar Forest search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); lumber for search