To George Jefferson
Washington Apr. 10. 1802.
Your favors of the 2d. and 3d. are recieved, and I will attend to the having some funds remitted to you. you will recieve shortly a quarter cask and 2. boxes of wine shipped to you by mr Sheaff of Philadelphia, some nailrod and hoop iron from Roberts & Jones, to which will perhaps be added a quarter cask from Robertson & Brown of Norfolk, all to be forwarded to Monticello, where I expect to be for a fortnight or three weeks immediately after the rising of Congress. Accept my affectionate salutations.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with notation “1. qr. cask Sherry & 2 boxes Sauterne from Sheaff 1. qr. cask Lisbon from Robertson & Brown.”
According to SJL, TJ wrote ROBERTSON & BROWN on 10 Apr., but the letter has not been found. TJ requested that a quarter cask of dry Lisbon wine be sent to Monticello (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 , 2:1070). The 17 Apr. reply of the firm, recorded in SJL as received from Norfolk on the 22nd, is also missing.