Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Smith & Riddle, 15 June 1819

To Smith & Riddle

Monticello June 15. 19

Messrs Smith and Riddle

On the 6th of May I asked the favor of you to have me furnished with the supply of Window glass therein stated. I soon afterwards learned that you were thrown into difficulties by the misfortunes of the times. not having heard from you & supposing you might no longer continue to act for the manufactory of glass at Boston, I have this day written to mr Kupfer their agent at Boston for the same supply, of which I have thought it proper to inform you to prevent the danger of a double supply. Accept the assurances of my respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); endorsed by TJ; on verso of reused address cover of an otherwise unlocated letter from Arthur S. Brockenbrough to TJ, 26 Apr. 1819 (addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 26 Apr.; recorded in SJL as received 1 May 1819 from Richmond).

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