Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Hugh Lennox, 13 September 1806

Kingston Jamaica 13 Septr 1806


I had the Honour of writing you the 19th ult in answer to your Letter of 13 June and I now have the farther honour of informing you, that the Hhd of Oranget is now forwarded to Alexandria by the Brigg Collumbia Capt Levering with my request to the Collector to receive it and wait your order

I wish it may be what you wished, if not, say what it should be, and the next will be preppaired accordingly, the juice was not filltered fine enough & will require the Cask to be sett up a few days to setle before bottling off, should it want more suggar, be pleased to have so much more added to it, as to meet your tast, I expect to have it in my powr to furnish you in futter with what will be very good, the cost of the ingreadients is below, and I will draw on you for the amount in favour of my Brother in Law James H McCullach Esqr of Baltimore, be assured Sir, that it will at all times and under all circumstances be highly gratifying to me to render you any service in the powr, of

Sir your most obt Hum Servt

Hugh Lennox

His Excellency Thos Jefferson Esqr

1806 To Hugh Lennox Dr
Septr 10th. To 48 Gallons high prooff midle runing Spirit. @ 6/8 £ 16
14 Gallons Lime & Sevill–orange juice 10/  7
60 lib Loaf Sugar 1/8  5
3½ lib Blanched bitter Allmonds 10/  1.5
Cask  1
boat hire to port Royall & other Charges  13.4
£ 30.18.4 $92.75

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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