Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Oldham, 20 October 1806

Richmond Octr. 20th. 06.


I have to aske the favor of you to inform me What was the cost of the Sheat-Iron per Square or Tunn, Which you had your Tarass-roofe coverd with: Am Desird by Doctr. Brokenbrough to give an estimate of a roofe coverd in that manner: also one with the gutters of Iron and Tops of ridges shingled—This done with Shingles and a gutter sheat onley, I have estimated @ 25 Dollars per square

Your Moast Fathful And Obt. Servt.

Jams. Oldham

[Notation by TJ on verso:]

1st. bent & painted 265. per ton
2d. bent & painted 265. per ton
3d. do per 18. per square

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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