Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Perry, 15 December 1807

Washington Dec. 15. 07.


I am willing you should go on with the roof of the S.E. offices doing it as you propose to the far end of the Smoke house compleatly first. then, while you are about the residue, the families in it can live in the Wash house & kitchen, till their own apartments are done again. the ridges of that roof must be shingled, as the planks with which they were done in the other wing trough, split, & leak.   I have examined our money affairs & find they have been strictly correct, by our settlement of Sep. 26. I was to

to pay for you to mrs Lewis 49.  D.
to mr Kelly 200.
and there appeared still a balance due you of 43. 49

The paiment to mrs Lewis & the balance of 43.49 were for October. that to Kelly was to be expressly the two Monthly remittances of Nov. & Dec. accordingly I paid mrs Lewis 49. D. in Oct. and as after our settlement we discovered there was 40. D. which had been paid to Martin for timber, & omitted to be credited me, I did not send you the 43.49. and I paid to Taylor of Baltimore by order of Kelly the 200. D. for Nov. & Dec. Again, I was to pay you for James Walker 230. D. to wit 30. D. in Sep. 100. D. in Octob. & 100. D. in Dec. accordingly I paid you

Sep. 26. 30
Oct. 12. I remitted you for him 100
Dec. 8. I remitted you for him 100 230.

thus you see that, exclusive of Walker’s orders your monthly remittance of 100. D. has gone on. and altho’ there is no other job done & settled for, and indeed none done (as far as I know) but the Waste gate, I will continue to remit 100. D. a month on account. I tender you my best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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