Washington Mar. 2. 1808.
Drapery for the tops of 4. windows (no curtains being desired) somewhat in the stile here drawn.
Of crimson damask silk, lined with green and a yellow fringe. there are in the House of representatives 2. small prints with drapery in this style, which will give a just idea of what is desired. the architraves of the windows are exactly 6. feet from out to out.
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Rea to furnish him with the above at any time within the course of the present month.
. . ./ afterwards agreed they should be of other silk; and to forward them in a trunk from Phila. in a stage.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.