Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Alexander Hepburn, 7 August 1819

To Alexander Hepburn

Poplar Forest Aug. 7. 19.


I have a grist-mill and sawmill to build at this place, and another in Albemarle, as also a threshing machine to repair here, for all of which I shall be glad to engage you. the threshing machine1 I wish to have done soon. the work in Albemarle is in readiness whenever you can commence; but for that at this place the canal is not yet dug, nor can be till the winter. I should be glad if you could, at your convenience, call on me here on this subject. Accept my respects & best wishes

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Mr Hepburn”; endorsed by TJ.

1Preceding two words interlined in place of “wheat fan.”

Index Entries

  • agriculture; threshing machines search
  • canals; at Poplar Forest search
  • Hepburn, Alexander; as millwright search
  • Hepburn, Alexander; letters to search
  • machines; threshing search
  • mills; grist search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); gristmill at search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); sawmill at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); canal at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); mills at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); threshing machine at search
  • sawmills; at Monticello search
  • sawmills; at Poplar Forest search
  • threshing machines search