Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Taylor, Jr., 28 August 1801

To James Taylor, Jr.

Monticello Aug. 28. 1801.


The term of payment for the two last pipes of wine being now at hand I have desired mr John Barnes of Georgetown to remit you in the first week of the month now about to enter seven hundred dollars: which if my memory serves me (for I have not my papers here) is the sum due. if you have now remaining on hand any of the same quality I would gladly take two pipes more, payable at 90. days. accept assurances of my respect.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. James Taylor. Norfolk”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

Two last pipes of wine: Brazil quality Madeira that arrived in Washington in June (Taylor to TJ, 4 June).

According to his financial memoranda, TJ on this day requested John Barnes to pay Taylor $700 for two pipes of wine (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1050).

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