Washington 28. Feby 1819
Doctor Hall a friend of mine, one of the Representatives of North Carolina, brought with him to this place, a few bottles of Scuppernong wine, the best American, that I have tasted: I asked for two to send you, which he willingly gave & regretted, that application had not been sooner made, that more might have been sent. Our friend Governor Barbour has kindly offered to contrive them to you. Accept them as a finall mark of the great esteem entertained for you by
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.