Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Henry Foxall, 8 June 1806

Washington June 8. 06


On putting up my iron backs & sides, I found that another pannel on each side would be wanting for each set, to cover the whole side of the fireplace & make it compleat, as you will see in the sketches below. I must therefore get the favor of you to make me these additional castings. I presume you have preserved the moulds of the former so as to be able to make the new correspond with the former side pieces in height & pannelling. the breadth of the new is to be 10½ I.

If you cast also iron weights for mills (to weigh flour) I will thank you for the assortment below stated. Accept assurances of esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson


The side piece marked a. b. c. d. is that which is wanting.

weights for weighing flour wanting

24. of 60.℔ each

1. of 28℔, 1 of 14.℔, 1 of 7.℔, 1. of 4℔—1 of 2℔—1 of 1.℔

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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