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Joseph Miller to Thomas Jefferson, 24 March 1817

From Joseph Miller

Norfolk March 24th 1817—

Honrod Frind

yours of the 11th Came to hand on the 22th and I am hapey to heare from you this Day I have Shiped on Board of the Slope Hope Capt Lawrance a Small Baill of Corks Which hopes Will Come Safe and Please you1 Did Say whether them that I Sent in Decmr Came or not I have Been Very Lame all thes Winter but now the Warm Weather Coming on I am in Hopes of Getting Better I intend Vissiting Charloteville thes Spring and as Soone as I Dare Travell

Times heare is Dull but [hpg] for Better Should Eany Thing Be Wanting from heare I will Do it with Pleasur My Best Respts to you and all the Famuly I Rem yours Humb Set

Joseph Miller

My Repects to old Peter I am Glad he has Dun so well

RC (DLC); one word illegible; at head of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Apr. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

old peter was Peter Hemmings.

1Uncanceled “D” before this word editorially omitted.

Index Entries

  • brewing; at Monticello search
  • corks; sent to TJ search
  • Hemmings, Peter (TJ’s slave; b.1770); and Monticello brewery search
  • Hope (sloop) search
  • household articles; corks search
  • Lawrence, David (sloop captain) search
  • Miller, Joseph; and corks for TJ search
  • Miller, Joseph; health of search
  • Miller, Joseph; letters from search
  • Miller, Joseph; plans to visit TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); brewery at search