Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Holmes Freeman, 13 July 1806

Washington July 13. 06.


I shall leave this place on the 21st. breakfast at Edgehill on the 24th. and proceed with the family immediately after breakfast to Monticello. I will thank you therefore to direct the houseservants to be in place. there are by this time at Richmond 10. or 12. packages which I hope will get up to Monticello by the time I do. I have not heard, but am in hopes you will have finished the work at the mill, so as to be able to employ the hands constantly while I am at home, in levelling the garden. I shall have indeed to interrupt them in filling up the South entrance of the ford opposite the mill, & in making a good road from thence up the hill into the Milton road. relying that you will have made all the necessary provisions for the house & stable, I salute you with my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. Should mr Burwell’s servant & horses arrive at Monticello before I do, be so good as to have them taken care of.


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