Thomas Jefferson Papers

Arthur S. Brockenbrough to Thomas Jefferson, 14 July 1819

From Arthur S. Brockenbrough

Charlottesville July 14 19

Dear Sir,

Your favor is handed by your servant, the remitance of 45 Dollars to Mr Perkins of Baltimore shall be attended to—I am sorry to hear of the cause of your detention, but am much pleased at your being still at Monticello—Mr Michael has not shown much disposition towards making an experiment in this stone not having tuched it,1 in making arrangements for their board &c, they have expressed much dissatisfaction and are not disposed to put up with any inconvenience or encounter any difficulty—untill better accomodations can be furnished, I wish most heartily some arrangement could be made for them to be employed to the North untill suitable accomodations and materials could be had for them, you will be pleased to think of it Sir & tomorrow let me know what had best be done—Mr Ware arrived last evening with his hands and is disposed to enter with spirit on the work—he brought on two stone masons @ 1.50 D ⅌ day who can cut all the baces & plain caps that will be wanting this year, I have had the hands out yesterday & today opening a quarry but in consequence of not having some person that understands the business we make but little way   I am sir

respectfully your Obt sert

A. S. Brockenbrough

RC (CSmH: JF); endorsed by TJ as received 14 July 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

mr michael: Michele Raggi.

1Preceding four words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; letters from search
  • building materials; stone search
  • Perkins, Thomas (ca.1761–1836); remittances to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • quarries; in Va. search
  • Raggi, Giacomo; as stonecutter for University of Virginia search
  • Raggi, Michele; as stonecutter for University of Virginia search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; builders for search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; stonecutters for search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; wages for workmen search
  • Virginia; quarries in search
  • Ware, Richard; as carpenter for University of Virginia search