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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) to Henry Voigt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03941 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 December 1807 Pagination: 1 p. : address : free frank ; 23 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Commissions Voight to make him a gold watch for his granddaughter.

Background Information: Notes: Not in Bergh.

Full Transcript: Washington Dec. 3. 1807.
Sir
Having no other friend in Philadelphia capable of executing my watch-commissions I am obliged to trouble you too often with them. I wish to get a gold ...watch for my grand daughter: not a mere bauble; but one just decently ornamental, but the works of which should be substantially good. A gentleman now in the house with me has a most elegant one, apparently a good one, for which he paid in Paris only 10. Louis or 45. D. If purchased here I suppose it would have cost the double, and I should be quite contented to get such a one for [inserted: the] double. [struck: less] If you can find one within that limit which you can recommend, I will thank you to take it for me, and in recieving information of the cost, it shall be immediately remitted to you. I mentioned this to mr Briggs, by whom I sent you my striking watch for repair, & he has probably mentioned it to you. I salute you with great esteem.
Th: Jefferson
Mr. Voigt
[address leaf:]
free
Th: Jefferson Pr. US.
Mr. Henry Voigt
at the Mint
Philadelphia

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People: Voigt, Henry, fl. 1807
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: ArtisansWomen's HistoryClothing and AccessoriesChildren and FamilyPresidentVice President

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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