To Peter Minor
June. 20. 11.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Peter Minor and sends him a bottle of oil of the last expression, in the wooden press placed under the beam of the cyder press. it’s colour shews it preferable to the Iron press; and the ease with which this press is made is a further encoragement to the culture of the Benni. Th:J. will not make seed this year, owing to his having sowed it with a drill which covered it too deep.
RC (ViU: TJP); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Peter Minor Ridgeway.” Not recorded in SJL.