Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William Short, 7 March 1806

Washington Mar. 7. 06

Dear Sir

Your favor of Feb. 26. has been duly recieved. I think I mentioned in a former letter that experience had shewn me that I could not pay more than 1000. D. a quarter without sensible distress. sometimes & indeed generally, I find it most convenient to pay it in moieties; sometimes the whole sum at once.   the latter has been the case for the present quarter. I now accordingly inclose you a draught of the US. bank here on that at Philadelphia for 1000.D.

I informed you in my last that I had learned from mr Lee at Bourdeaux that the homme d’affaires of Me. de la Rochefoucault had sent him for me a hogshead of Vin de Cahusac. have you information of the price? if you have I shall wish to pay it through you. if not, I will desire mr Lee to pay for it and reimburse himself by a draught on me. is this wine habitually offered for market? if it is, I shall be able to have measures for a regular supply taken between mr Lee & the homme d’affaires so as to trouble no other person in future. Accept my affectionate salutations & assurances of constant esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

DLC: William Short Papers.

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