Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Mathew Carey, 11 March 1819

To Mathew Carey

Monticello Mar. 11. 19.

Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Carey to forward him by mail a copy of the House carpenter’s book of prices printed by him in 1812. it is of importance to us as being the standard to which we refer for prices1 in our contracts for all the buildings of our University. he salutes mr Carey with esteem & respect.

RC (MWelC); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Matthew Carey Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 13 Mar.; endorsed by Carey as received and answered 17 Mar. 1819. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John Laval to TJ, 23 Dec. 1818; endorsed by TJ.

1Preceding two words interlined.

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  • books; of builders’ prices search
  • Carey, Mathew; and books for TJ search
  • Carey, Mathew; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; orders books search
  • Philadelphia; builders’ prices in search
  • The House Carpenters’ Book of Prices, and Rules for measuring and valuing all their different kinds of work; published by M. Carey search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; wages for workmen search