Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Stuart, 26 October 1819

Staunton October 26th 1819.

Dear Sir

In compliance with your request I on last Tuesday visited the Marble quarry in this County. It lies near the Lexington road about Eighteen miles from this place. From a slight excavation which has been made I saw a rock of Marble perfectly white from which a block could be taken more. than two feet cube. The Quarry lies near the top of a very steep hill about two feet from the surface of the Earth and could be opened for a more accurate inspection at a very trifling expence. I think the specimen I saw would Justify the hope that Blocks of the size required at the university can be procured. My Father desires to be affectionately remembered to you. Accept sir assurances of respect and esteem from.

your Obt Servant

Thomas J Stuart.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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