Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 9 April 1819

To Thomas Cooper

Monticello Apr. 9. 19.

Dear Sir

Mr Leschot of Charlottesville going on to Philadelphia, we charge him with a sum of money, sufficient as we suppose to pay for the 5 stoves. should we undercalculate the amount the dealer in these articles will surely trust us for what it may be deficient on my assurance that it shall be remitted as soon as [k]nown. he must put them, in proper condition, on board some vessel bound to Richmond, address them to Capt Bernard Peyton there, reserving from the money mr Leschot carries what expences must be necessarily paid in Philadelphia. it is safest to leave the freight to Richmond to be paid by Capt Peyton.   the importance that the inclosed letter to mr Ware a carpenter should get safely to him induces me to give it the protection of your cover, and that you may understand and excuse it I leave it open for your perusal. I shall set out for Poplar Forest the day after tomorrow and be back the first days of May. Accept my friendly & respectful salutations

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViU: TJP); on verso of reused address cover of Joseph M. Sanderson to TJ, 9 Dec. 1818; one word faint; at foot of text: “Doctr Cooper”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to Richard Ware, 9 Apr. 1819.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); and builders for University of Virginia search
  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); and stoves for University of Virginia search
  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); letters to search
  • household articles; stoves search
  • Leschot, Louis A.; and stoves for University of Virginia search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and University of Virginia search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • stoves; for University of Virginia search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; builders for search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; stoves for search
  • Ware, Richard; as carpenter for University of Virginia search