Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Hemmings to Thomas Jefferson, 2 November 1819

From John Hemmings

popler forest Nov. 2th 19


I am going on as you request with the blinds one paire at a time I am now got 20 single flights radey for hangin these is only aenugh to cloes 4 windours I hav pine enugh to do the hol of them. mr yancey sent 50 feet & 401 fe we found in the north portico. I dont thinke you evr get the locks & hinges for these starway doors ef you hav you did not lev them out hear. the sheet iron cheese & cracers is come saff & Put away we hav had no rain to make its way though the celing senc the first & seiont I am veary douptfull of the hinges anywear in a good Perpurs you mad mentaion of hangin or waiting 2 of Them toghether the windours veary so much as to wedth from ¼ to ¾.I2 ef these put on 1 sirfest tha will be trubblesom to git right ef tha ant made with much corecness & at the best it will be a pussel nase says that he is de Prived of garding seed by the hale wishes you to be hented of them i hav spent a grat deel of Dissatisfaction by you not being able to return but i hop you will soon get the better of it

I am

John hemings your Servents

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 13 Nov. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Bernard Peyton, 19 Apr. 1822, on verso; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson monticello”; franked; postmarked Lynchburg, 5 Nov.

1Reworked from “45.”

2Reworked from “3¼ to 3¾.I.”

Index Entries

  • building materials; pine search
  • cheese; sent to Poplar Forest search
  • crackers search
  • food; cheese search
  • food; crackers search
  • Hemmings, John (TJ’s slave; b. ca.1776); as woodworker search
  • Hemmings, John (TJ’s slave; b. ca.1776); letters from search
  • household articles; blinds search
  • household articles; hinges search
  • household articles; locks search
  • iron; sheet search
  • locks; door search
  • Nace (TJ’s slave; b.1773); as gardener search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); carpentry at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); doors at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); groceries for search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); windows at search
  • seeds; for Poplar Forest garden search
  • slaves; as carpenters search
  • slaves; as gardeners search
  • slaves; letters from search
  • weather; hail search
  • weather; rain search