Junius Brutus Booth to John Rogers

Title

Junius Brutus Booth to John Rogers

Description

Junius Brutus Booth writes to John Rogers regarding repairs on his home and noting that Edwin Booth arrived there this morning.

Creator

Booth, Junius Brutus

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1851-10-21

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300234
T1851.10.21-MISC

Transcription

Philadelphia

Oct 21st 1851

My Dr Sir

I wish the Locust Tree

at the South Western Corner of

my new Cottage to remain

and not to be cut down, or

grubb'd up, as it is the only

shade for the S.W. Gable for

nearly 3 hours of the day -

If the branches are in way of

Laboureers & Masons, they

may be trimm'd up. Mr

Gifford will probably be along

with you by Thursday, or Monday

at latest - Edwin arrived in


Philadelphia this morning at 4,

and his mentioning that the Cellar

was dug 5 feet, and your opinion

as to the Tree interfering with our

work, has caused me to write this

in order that this Tree may

not not be cut down. All

Money for Bricks which

Mr [name] may want, he can

have by speaking to Mr

Gifford, I wish to pay by

his delivery of 1000 which by

his contract, I think was for

five fifty, hard, $6.50 if

he delivered them, which I

would prefer his doing. All


Stone which can

be quarried previous, or

before removing the Chimneys

I wish to be, if firm, for

my Foundation. If you

need any Supply of Money

for expediting the work

Mrs Booth will furnish

you with. My respects to

Brother & Mother & family.

Yours respectfully

JB Booth


Mr John Rogers

near Bel-air

Harford County

Maryland

Status

Needs Review

Percent Needs Review

100

Weight

200

Original Format

paper and ink
4 p
25 x 20 cm

Citation

Booth, Junius Brutus, “Junius Brutus Booth to John Rogers,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 20, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/7926.