Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Jones & Howell, 2 June 1807

Washington June 2. 07.

Messrs. Jones & Howell

Yours of May 27. is recieved and I now supply the omission of my former letter by stating that it is double rolled sheet iron which I have occasion for.

I have this moment recieved a letter from my workman at Monticello stating his want of the iron below described. as this want is immediate, I should be glad you could put the iron on board the first vessel going to Richmond. it will be sufficient, as I mentioned in my former letter, if the sheet iron goes on in July or August, as that will give more time to select it clear of flaws. I salute you with friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

A mill spindle 5f—10I long.

5 Cwt of bar iron, the quality tough.

3. bundles of slit iron from Deck rod to ¾ I.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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