Thomas Jefferson Papers

Richard Ware to Thomas Jefferson, 17 June 1819

From Richard Ware

Philadela June 17th 1819—

Dear Friend

I suppose that you are antious to hear how I am progressing as to workman here i have engaged Brickmakers & Bricklayers quite eaqual to any in the city for indoustry & perseveriance as good workmanship it is well that I came on here for they want stering up to be lively & to get on as fast as Possible all of the Workman we shall send on by the Packet Captin Hand to Sail on Sunday and the Brickmaker & Layer with myself by land to Richmond & accompany the workman to the University I am conserned about A place to sleap & kook until the Dormetoeis are done which you kindley offered me the use of I have writen to the Proctor at Richmond & informed him what I have done

yours verry respectfully

Rd Ware

RC (CSmH: JF); endorsed by TJ as received 24 June 1819 from “Ware <Robert> Richd” and so recorded (with given name uncorrected) in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to David Bailie Warden, 26 Dec. 1820, on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquir Monticello”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 17 June.

The University of Virginia’s proctor was Arthur S. Brockenbrough.

Index Entries

  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Hand, Capt. search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; brickmakers and brick-masons for search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; dormitory rooms search
  • Ware, Richard; and builders for University of Virginia search
  • Ware, Richard; letters from search