Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Dougherty to Thomas Jefferson, 25 November 1816

From Joseph Dougherty

Washington City Nov. 25th 1816


While in Washington you received excellent cider from virginia—from Whom—or, from what part of the State I do not now recollect.

as I am in the habit of bottling, and Selling the best of liquors—it would be an advantage to me to have such as you formerly had while President of the U.S.

You will sir (in addition to numberless other favours) much oblige me by giving me the names, and residence of those who furnished you with good cider.

I hope the family are all well—It will give me infinite pleasure1 to know that they are.2

I wish to know if Mrs Randolph recd two pieces of music which I sent by Mrs Madison last Spring.

Your Hble. Servt

Jos Dougherty

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Dec. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Thomas H. Palmer, 16 Dec. 1816, on verso; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esqr Late President of the U.S. Monticello va.”; franked; postmarked Washington City, 26 Nov.

1Manuscript: “plasure.”

2Manuscript: “ar.”

Index Entries

  • alcohol; cider search
  • cider; bought by TJ search
  • cider; brewing and bottling of search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; as bottler search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; letters from search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; sends music to M. J. Randolph search
  • Madison, Dolley Payne Todd (James Madison’s wife); and music for M. J. Randolph search
  • music; scores search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); music sent to search