[3 Jan. 1808]
Mahogany forwarded to Monticello by mr Oldham
|43—||4||of St. Domingo wood.|
|31÷||8||of Bay do. 1½ I.|
The two planks for tables measure 27. I. at one end and 26. I. at the other by 10. f. 3 I. long. I could not possibly find any wider; & supposed this could be made to answer. it is very nice & solid. there is very little of St. Domingo wood made use of here. The 1½ I. plank is Bay wood, and very good for the purpose intended. I have it nicely cased in a box, so as it shall not recieve any damage in the carriage, and I expect a conveyance about Monday next.
Dec. 24. 07.
Th:J. to mr Dinsmore.
Altho’ the breadth of the above table planks is scanty and may occasion a little piecing in some of the leaves, we must not depart from the size of the table 2 f 3. I. by 4 f. 6 I. as that connects them with the tables they are to be used with.