CARPENTER AGREEMENT--Mutual Assurance Society Records, Misc Records 1794-1869, Virginia State Archives, Richmond, Virginia

Articles of argreement entered into this 9th day of April A.D. 1842 between Griffin & Glazebrooke of the City of Richmond of the one part and Alexr H. Rutherfoord of the said City of the other part-

The said Griffin & Glazebrook hereby agree to do all the carpenter work for a dwelling house thirty-nine feet square out to out, according to a plan to be hereunto annexed, and to furnish all the materials for the same including locks, hinges, bars, & bolts, hasps & staples, window fastenings & c. &c for the sum of twenty-four hundred and ninety three dollars and forty-three cents ($2493.43)

The said Griffin & Glazebrook hereby further engage that all the plank, scantling, shingles and other materials be well seasoned and of the best quality, and that the workmanship, shall be be executed in a handsome and substantial manner-

The basement story is to be eight feet pitch in the clear, two and a half feet below, and five and a half feet above the surface, seven six light windows, twelve by eighteen inches, sash, venetian shutters, sill casings & c complete, one outside six pannel door with pannel jambs and cap, to be neat and substantial with good lock & c complete, five inside batten doors, to be complete with good locks, latches & c the two servants rooms & store room to be neatly floored, with good beaded washboard, the kitchen be provided with suitable dressers and shelves, a neat stair-way to the next story, with fourteen risers- a lintel over the kitchen fireplace-

The first or principal story to be twelve feet in the clear, the floors of plank of the best quality, without knots and not pieced, six twelve light windows, twelve by eighteen inches, two of which with pannel doors handsomely finished to open into the portico and venetian shutters to come down to the sill outside all the windows to be boxed and to run with weight with venetian shutters, the shutters in front to work on rollers, all the sashes to windows to slide up and down, two blank windows with venetian shutters & c, seven inner doors, one pair large folding doors betwen the parlor and dining room, and one outside door with lights around, all the doors and windows to be handsome and of suitable size and similar to those in the same story of the house now occupied by Wm R. Myers Esq., all the locks & c with silver plated mountings, one wooden mantle to be complete for the setting room and to correspond in finish with those in the other rooms, (which are to be of marble) the store room adjoing the dining room to be suitably shelved; handsome well finished washboard throughout, a handsome stair-way with mahogany rails from this to the next story; all the materials (including locks, fastenings to doors and shutters & c & c) and the workmanship to this story on the exterior as well as the interior to be simlilar and fully equal to that of the first or principal story of the house now occupied by Wm. R. Myers Esq, except that the door between the parlour and dining room is to be folding instead of sliding-

The second or upper story to be ten feet in the clear, floors of good, well seasoned plank, without knots and not pieced, seven twelve light windows with venetian shutters & c to be complete, to be boxed and to run with weights, with upper & lower sashes to slide up and down, two blank windows with venetian shutters & c complete, five six pannel doors with good locks & c good washboard throughout, shelves & convenient fixtures to the small room, three neat & good mantles of wood (a convenient and neat step ladder to the garret, which is to be floored); This story to be handsomely finished and corresponding with that of the house now occupied by Doctor Plummer--The wooden caps and sills to all the doors and windows throughout the whole house outside to be similiar to those of the house occuped by Wm R. Myers Esq-

Roof to be hipped with guttered and fancy cornice & blocking, and balustrade at the top, all of which to be similar to that of the house now occupied by Frederick Bransford Esq; the roof to be shingled with good cypress shingles, a sky light to be water proof, a handsome front porch of the best materials, similar in size and workmanship to that belonging to the house now occupied by Samuel Taylor Esq; roof to be water proof; a portico in the rear similar to Col. Mumford's except that it will be twenty feet long and eight feet wide, so as to take two windows, with four large and columns, roof to be water proof, to be floored with well seasoned good plank, steps under the portico to come out of the cellar- Roof to the portico to be shingled, with handsome blocking and guttered cornice & c- Eighteen pannels pailing fence to be neat and similar to those of Capt Wren and Joseph Mayo, with heart cedar posts with one gate, hinges lath & c complete; nineteen pannels board fence dressed on both sides & capped, with similar posts, the old fence in front or at the side to be taken down and removed to the rear line of the lot--And it is understood between the parties if any thing is omitted in these specifications necessary to render the dwelling house complete the same is to furnished by the said Griffin & Glazebrook--

In consideration of the premises before mentioned the said Alexr H. Rutherfoord hereby agrees to pay to the said Griffin & Glazebrook as above mentioned the amount of twenty four hundred and ninety three dollars and forty-three cents in the following mannner--He will pay to William C. Allen the amount which the Griffin & Glazebrook may become indebted to him for brick work to be done in the course of the present year by the said Wm C. Allen for the said Griffin & Glazebrook provided the same shall not exceed the amount of fifteen or sixteen hundred dollars, and the balance which may remain due to the said Griffin & Glazebrook after the payment to the said Wm C. Allen; he the said Alex H. Rutherfoord will pay to the said Griffin & Glazebrook one half in four months, & the remainder in six months after the completion and delivery of the work herein before contracted for--

It is further understood and agreed on by the parties that it shall be allowed to the said Alexr H. Rutherfoord to make such alterations in the plan of the building or such addition as he may think it fit, provided he gives notice of such alterations or additions before the work for the same is executed, and that for such alterations or additions deductions and additions in prices shall be regulated agreeably to the estimate rendered by the said Griffin & Glazebrook--

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