Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from W. J. Alldridge, 1 July 1808

Rippen Lodge near Dumfries
July 1st, 1808.


Knowing that your time must be very much occupied, It is with reluctance I again trouble you, with a request to furnish me with another drawing of your Spectacles, as the person who engaged to make a pair for me has mislaid the former drawing you sent me,—A circumstance I have great reason to regret, as for the wont of a pair suitable to my sight, my eyes suffer exceedingly, I should rather my eye, as since I had the pleasure of Seeing you, I have lost the use of one of them.—

Lest Mr. Baker should again disappoint me, I will beg the further favor of the person’s name, who made Yours.

I am Sr Yr obliged Hble Sert

W J Alldridge

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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