Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Jefferson, 27 April 1803

From George Jefferson

Richmond 27th. Apl. 1803

Dear Sir

I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 24th. and to inform you that only four Hhds of your Tobacco have yet come down. I think it probable that if it were now here, it would command 7$:—the current price however is only about 33/. there being a much greater difference made this year on account of the quality than was ever known.

I imagine that you must know it could not be sold before it comes down, except at a disadvantage, and of course that you did not intend the attempt should be made.

Be so good as to inform me if you have heard any thing particular of the quality. I think I have understood that it is better this year than common.

The seeds you mention shall be forwarded.

I am Dear Sir Yr. very humble servt.

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 May and so recorded in SJL; also endorsed by TJ:

“tobo good

bill ladg. groceries

syrup punch

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