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George Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 8 March 1811

From George Jefferson

Richmond 8th Mar: 1811.

Dear Sir

I duly received your favor of the 3d inclosing a note for renewal in the bank, which is in good time. The sallad-oil should have been procured & forwarded as you directed, but I was told there was none good in Town.— some has arrived within this day or two, which the holders say is good: but that is so nearly a thing of course, that I will endeavour to learn before Harry’s arrival again, from some one who shall have tryed it, if it is really good.—As to myself, I know nothing about it, as I never use it.— I generally get Mr Gibson to choose it for my friends, but he has now been confined to his house four weeks by indisposition.

An opportunity a few days since occurred of asking Mr Graham, without impropriety as I thought, for some grape-slips for you.—he readily promised some, provided you would inform him what kinds you now have.—Had I been at all intimate with him, I would have asked him for a few of all the different kinds he has: (about 12 or 14)—but that not being the case, and understanding too, that he is a very singular Man; and particular in conferring favors in his own way only, I merely promised to give you the information.

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Mar. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • food; salad oil search
  • Gibson, Patrick; health of search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and TJ’s bank and promissory notes search
  • Graham, Robert; and grape slips search
  • grapes; vine cuttings search
  • Harry (boatman); carries goods from Richmond search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); and TJ’s bank note search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
  • oil; salad search
  • Richmond, Va.; Harry carries goods from search
  • salad oil search