Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Hemings, 2 November 1819

popler forest Nov. 2th 19


I am going on as you request with the blinds one paire at a time I am now got 20 single flights radey for hangin these is only aenugh to Cloes 4 windows I have pine enugh to do the hol of them. mr yancey sent 50 feet & 40 fe we found in the north portico. I. dont thinke you ever get the locks & hinges for these starway doors ef you hav you did not lev them out. hear the sheet iron Cheese & cracers is come saff & Put away we hav had no rain to make its way though the celing senc the first & seiont I am veary douptfull of the hinges dry wear in a good Perpuss you mad mention of hangin or resiting 2 of Them together the Windows veary somuch as to wedth from 3¼ to 3¾. I if these put on 1 six feet tha will be troublesome to git right of the out made with much corecness & at the best it will be a pussel nase says that he is de Prived of garding seed by the bale wishes you to behented of them i hav spent a gret deel of Dissatisfaction. by you not being able to return but i hop you will soon get the better of it

I am

John Hemings

Your Servent

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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