Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Smith, 20 April 1821

To Andrew Smith

Monticello Apr. 20. 21.


I recieved yesterday your favor of the 10th and being on my departure on a journey I inclosed it to the Proctor of the University, who superintends our works (mr A. S. Brockenbrough) recommending to him to apply to you for both cement and glass. I wish I had sooner known that you could furnish the cement. I wrote 2. months ago to N.Y. inclosing a remittance for 4. casks for myself. having recieved no answer, I write this day for a return of my remittance if the cement has not been sent off, and in that case shall make my application to you. Accept the assurance of my esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Bernard Peyton to TJ, 5 Oct. 1820; at foot of text: “Mr Andrew Smith”; endorsed by TJ.

Smith’s favor of the 10th was actually dated 16 Apr. 1821.

Index Entries

  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • building materials; cement, Roman search
  • cement; Roman search
  • glass, window; for University of Virginia search
  • Smith, Andrew; and cement search
  • Smith, Andrew; as Boston Glass Manufactory agent search
  • Smith, Andrew; letters to search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; building materials for search