Thomas Jefferson Papers

Arthur S. Brockenbrough to Thomas Jefferson, 10 July 1822

From Arthur S. Brockenbrough

July 10h 22

A. S. Brockenbroughs respects to Mr Jefferson and informs him he will with pleasure attend the conference to morrow on that important Subject Mr Garrett had mentioned it to me before—

I have seen Mr Thorn relative to your brick work he can’t do it, (as Capt Perry in whose employment he is) is absent and they are now burning a kiln of bricks which Thorn is obliged to attend to—Mr Phillips this morning promised me to send two young1 men up about 12 or 1 OClock to day to do it for you I have no doubt of his doing so—if he should not, by leting me know in the morning I will send you a Mr Hawkins Who is a Good workman and to day is jobing for us but can go at any moment

RC (CSmH: JF); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received the day it was written and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “yound.”

Index Entries

  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; letters from search
  • building materials; bricks search
  • Garrett, Alexander; as University of Virginia bursar search
  • Hawkins, Abner B.; and University of Virginia search
  • Perry, John M.; as builder for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Phillips, William B.; employees of search
  • Thorn, Abia B.; as brick mason for University of Virginia search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; brick makers and brick masons search