Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Hemings, 26 September 1819

Poplar Forest sunday Sep. 26th 1819

Dear Sir

i am veary sorrowey to inform you that the flat roof over the hall Lakes veary bad Wensday 22th we had a raine for 24 ourers cleard off on Thursday at son rise and naver stop driping untill 10 o Clock in the day the havy is leake is in the Center and coms out right at the face of the trimmin sir remember that the bottom of the guttur joists is Lavell on the under side and now is swaged from 2 to 3 inches in the Center and i think the water will make its way to the lowis place it Cawis one leak in the Parlour and all so in the north west lodging room i am in hopes it may bee freed at the ends by Copper or Cheet iron but it is much trubbel to remove the Plinth for that is naild to the floer all had better Stand till you coms

I am your obedient sirvent

John Hemmings

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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