Monticello Dec. 9. 24.
When shall we get our roses for the Rotunda? the whole scaffolding of the building is obliged to be kept standing only to enable the workmen to put up these small ornaments. I am sure you have been using due diligence, yet our necessity obliges me to make this enquiry, our instn will certainly be opened on the 1st of Feb, and the Rotunda be then in a condn for use.