Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Smith, 26 July 1821

To Andrew Smith

Monticello July 26. 21.

Dear Sir

Mr Brockenbrough informs me you have just recieved a supply of Roman cement from London. be so good as to deliver 4. barrels of it to Colo Peyton, who will forward it to me by the Milton boats. mr Gibson has in his hands a balance of 39.67 D which I have by this day’s mail requested him to pay to you on your calling for i[t] which I pray you to do. whatever this may be more or less than the cost of the cement may stand in account betwee[n] us, as I shall probably have other calls for glass & cement. accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

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

In a letter dated 17 July 1821, Smith had informed Arthur S. Brockenbrough, the proctor of the University of Virginia, that he had recieved a supply of fifty casks of Roman cement from the manufacturers in London (RC in ViU: PP).

Index Entries

  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; and cement search
  • building materials; cement, Roman search
  • building materials; window glass search
  • cement; Roman search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • glass, window; for Monticello search
  • Milton, Va.; boats traveling to and from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Smith, Andrew; and cement search
  • Smith, Andrew; letters to search