Thomas Jefferson Papers

Charles Johnston to Thomas Jefferson, 4 March 1819

From Charles Johnston

Lynchburg March 4. 1819

Dr sir

This will be handed to you by Mr David White who goes to Charlottesville with a view of undertaking to do the plaistering of the University. I recommend him to you as a very worthy man and a most excellent workman. Had I to engage a plaisterer to do such a job I know of no man I would So soon employ as I would him—as a proof of which I have engaged him to do the plaistering of a House I am about building in Botetourt for my future & permanent residence.

I am with great respect Yr mo: obd st

Ch Johnston

RC (ViU: TJP); endorsed by TJ as received 10 Mar. 1819 and so recorded (with additional notation: “recommending Dav. White”) in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Robert Hanna, 16 Jan. 1820, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello” by “Mr White.”

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of application and recommendation to search
  • Johnston, Charles; builds residence in Botetourt Co. search
  • Johnston, Charles; letters from search
  • Johnston, Charles; recommends D. White search
  • patronage; letters of application and recommendation to TJ search
  • plastering; at University of Virginia search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; plasterers for search
  • White, David; recommendations of search