Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Walker, 6 June 1806

Shadwell June 6th. 1806


I have examined the Iron which we have on hand in addition to which we shall want a. 80 feet in length of bars 2.½ inches wide &. 3/16 of an inch thick, b. 24 feet 3 inches wide &. ⅝ inches thick 40 feet c. 40 feet 2.½ inches wide &. ⅝ inches thick, with regard to the pieces of sheet Iron left they are quite too small to make the saws, some time previous to Mr. Stewards putting up the covering I asked him if there would be any pieces left that might not be of use to you, if so I would be glad to get them &. would account with you for them—he said there would and that he would save them for me which was done—if the pieces ware large enough there is not enough of them nor do I think it thick enough—in order that you may have a good machine will thank you to send on with the Iron as much sheet Iron as will make 30 saws 8 inches diameter &. a full 1/16 of an inch thick. &. I will take the pieces left here and make one on a small scale for myself when at leisure—&. will also account with you for the same on our settlement.

I am with great respt. Your mo. Obt. H. Servant.

James Walker

[in TJ’s hand:]

say 200. sq. feet sheet iron in rather long lengths & a full 1/16 I. thick

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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