Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Claxton, 19 February 1809

Washington Feb. 19. 09.


I return you your list of the furniture of the President’s house, lately made, with mr LeMaire’s supplement of the Kitchen furniture, & an insertion by myself of some articles of plate lately obtained. I communicated also your letter to mr Madison, and bore just testimony to the satisfactory manner in which you had conducted yourself in the purchase of furniture for the house. in truth, I say with pleasure that the integrity, diligence & economy with which you have employed the funds destined to that object, have given me perfect satisfaction.

I do not know the method which will be adopted for delivering over this charge on my going away; but as you have had so constant & familiar a knolege of the state of the furniture I expect I shall have to ask the favor of your assistance in delivering it over. I wish you every possible happiness.

Th: Jefferson

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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