Thomas Jefferson Papers

Andrew Smith to Thomas Jefferson, 24 October 1820

From Andrew Smith

Richmond 24th October 1820


I yesterday was favor’d with your respected Letter dated the 19th Inst, enclosing your Draft for $68–78 on Captn Bernard Peyton, which was promptly paid, together with interest from the 18th of June 1819, say $5–57 in all $74–32. for which be pleased to accept my thanks—

I believe I already informed you of my having resumed the Agency of the Boston Glass Manufactory, in my Individual capacity, and should be happy to receive your farther orders for any other articles, besides Window Glass—

I beg leave to mention, that I have lately received the Agency of an Iron Compy in Pennsylvania, from whose furnace is produced a better quality than any other in the U States—or imported—universally declared so by all who have tried it, and from which the Armory at Harpers Ferry is supply’d for the manufacture of Muskets &c.—should you require supplies of this Article for your Estates, I may with safety recommend it, and shall be pleased to furnish you   I am Respectfully

Andw Smith

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 29 Oct. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Thomas Appleton, 16 Apr. 1821 (second letter), on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Albemarle County Virginia”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 24 Oct.

Index Entries

  • Boston, Mass.; glass from search
  • Boston Glass Manufactory search
  • building materials; window glass search
  • firearms; muskets search
  • glass, window; Boston search
  • Harpers Ferry, Va.; armory at search
  • iron; manufacture of search
  • muskets search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Smith, Andrew; and Smith & Riddle search
  • Smith, Andrew; as Boston Glass Manufactory agent search
  • Smith, Andrew; as iron manufactory agent search
  • Smith, Andrew; letters from search
  • Smith & Riddle (Richmond firm); and glass for TJ search