Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Hemings, 20 October 1819

Popler forest Wensday Oct. 20. 19

dear Sir

i have fenish the ballourstrating and the hanging op the Partitons doors. and bed room. I am now abut the shutters i have pine enough for sties and reals of 6 windowrs i have got them al radey to put togatehear that is the motison and tenionten i am now giting the in sid. suff reddy we have enough poplar but have it for slit with the saw but as it is seaisonal we redther have it for fear of scrinking that is all the pine plank we have hear Mr yeancey sayes that he cane get more that is enough to do the remandour I shell go on as of farst as possebil ... the roof has never leake is bad sence the first rain but that was very havey but at the same time the house had bin dry on the hold it may git better of it self by weating on it awhile

I am your Servent

John hemmings

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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