Viewing page 282 of 322

[[preprinted]] 274 [[/preprinted]]

think of this.

I think that the lumber has not been promised for Desks, (After looking at the Order book), but the amount of lumber furnished for the house is unusually large, and so the house is not finished.  I doubt the willingness of Gnl Howard to do any thing more at present.

He will be home tomorrow & can then answer for himself if you still think that we must aid in furnishing seats.

Very resp yours
John Kimball
Supt of S.
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.