Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Peter Bolinger, 9 April 1819

To Peter Bolinger

Monticello Apr. 9. 19.


We accept your offer to convey water in pipes to the University on the terms stated in mr Cosby’s letter to me of Mar. 14.—it would be best you should come on ready to begin the work in the first week of May because I shall be absent till then on a journey. I salute you with respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViU: TJP); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Mr Bolinger”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosed in TJ to Archibald Stuart, 9 Apr. 1819.

Peter Bolinger (1771–1835), of Rockingham County, was a low-ranking officer in the Virginia militia for several years after 1809. He apparently never worked for the University of Virginia during TJ’s lifetime (DNA: RG 29, CS, Rockingham Co., 1810–30; Rockingham Co. Minute Book, 6:496, 7:199, 17:2, 3; gravestone inscription in Peaked Mountain Cemetery, McGaheysville).

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  • Bolinger, Peter; and water pipes for University of Virginia search
  • Bolinger, Peter; identified search
  • Bolinger, Peter; introduced to TJ search
  • Bolinger, Peter; letter to search
  • Cosby, Dabney; introduces P. Bolinger search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • pipes, water; for University of Virginia search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; water pipes for search
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