Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Jefferson, 4 April 1806

Richmond 4th. Apl. 1806

Dear Sir

For want of a direct conveyance we some days since forwarded 9 dozen hams in 3 Rum Hhds to Norfolk—and requested our correspondent there to send them on to you by the first opportunity. Mr. Macon charges the enormous price of 13d. per lb—although the common price is only from 8d to 9d.

I conclude however to submit to it in silence, lest we should not get them another year.

I yesterday sent up a part of the things which came from Washington—the water being so low that the boatman could not take the whole.

I could procure only one dozen bottles of syrrup of punch—which I forwarded

I am Dear Sir Yr Very humble Servt.

Geo. Jefferson

Only 8 Hhds of your Tobo have yet come down—Mr. Lyle has called repeatedly.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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