Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s Sawing Instructions for James Martin, [ca. 11 February 1820]


Sawing Instructions for James Martin

[ca. 11 Feb. 1820]

200 f.  of  ½ I. plank of any width and length
200 . f. of ¾ I. do   do
300 . f. of 1.I. do 18.I. wide. running measure.
150 . f of 1⅛  thick. 7.I. wide. do
100 . f  thick. 8.I. wide.
150 . f  thick 12.I. wide
250 . f  thick in 22.f. lengths. no matter for the width.
200 . f I. thick. of any width and lengths.

PoC (MHi); in TJ’s hand; undated; on verso of a reused address cover from Joseph C. Cabell to TJ; subjoined to covering letter.

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Sawing Instructions for James Martin search
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