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I have just arived a consignment of old Madeira wines; Brasil Quality & London Particular, from a Portugeze house; who ships my wine for drinking. the Brasil kind is superior to any other sent here & such as is seldom imported; if you should want a supply, I will direct it to be saved for you by mr. Js Taylor Jr. to whom I have given up my business. be pleased to accept my best wishes for yr....
Your esteemd favor I received of 23. Ulto. the wine shall be sent up by Capts. Willis or Moore who will be here in a few days; the Brasil wine is highly esteemd here, it is superior to the London particular, & shall send one of it. the latter is fine 3 years old & shiped (wracked off), by a Portugeze house in Madeira. you will find it clear, let the cask be ever so much shaked. we have very...
Inclosed is a bill of parcels & Lading for a pipe of old Brasil Madeira wine, which I have hopes will meet your Approbation—Mr. Cocke the purser of the Cheasepeak frigate has been so good as to take this letter, has promised me, he will see the wine taken care of from Alexandria to Washington, he is a worthy young man & conducts himself with great propriety (I have heard) in his office. I am...
I duly received yours of the 7th inclosing 4 half bills of the U.S. bank; it gives me pleasure to know you approved of the wine, it is highly approved of here & sells fast, a few pipes of the same quality are left, of which I will direct Mr. Taylor to reserve two for you, to be sent by Capt. Willis of the Alexr. Packet & if you want more it shall be saved & sent up, the time of payment will...
I Received the second part of the bills this post, for which I am much obliged to you, I wrote you that I had reserved 2 pipes of the Brasil & recommended some of the London particular for table use, the latter is the kind sent to Richmond, it is of good quality & equal to any imported of the kind 3 years old. There was only 10 pipes of the Brasil come in, if any more than the two I wrote you...
Mr. James Taylor Jr informd me he had sent by Capt Stephen Moore two pipes of Brasil wine & had reserved two more for you to be sent by some other oppertunity; Capt. Moore has promised his particular care of them & to forward them to you from Alexandria.—The Frigates I expect will sail this day, the French Frigate Semilante is in Hampton road I beleive ready for sailing & it is said here that...
I have long known Capt. F. Bright, & have ever considered him as a faithful officer to the public. he commanded the Armed Brig Northampton belonging to the State & was esteemd for activity & discipline during the war—since the commencement of the General Government he has been employ’d in the Revenue service in which I have ever believed him a vigilant Officer having the interest of his...
My friend Mr Moses Myers having business in the City of Washington I beg leave to introduce him to you as a good citizen & worthy Gentleman. I wish we could have the pleasure of seeing you in Norfolk to make some returns for the many civilities received from you, it will always give me pleasure to render services to any of your friends travelling this way. I am most respectfully yr. obt Servt...
Your favor of the 14th I recd. yesterday afternoon, being unacquainted with a proper person to fill the place of Mr Kirby, I applyd to Capt. Robt. Baron , who informd me that mr David Brodie living there, Hampton was a man fitting for the place, mr Brodie I have often noticed as a serious steady man, & from Mr. Barons assurance believe him to be a good man for the purpose. Mr Chisman I know...
The post just going off and appearances of the seal being rather suspicious of having been opend I have inclosed it; this place at present is remarkably healthy, the frequent thunder & rains I believe in a great measure contributes to it. we have no late arivals therefore no news from Europe, the trade is dull & I think will continue for some time, freights are much falling & provisions not...
I Received your favor of the 18th I most sincerely wish I had it in my power to recommend to you a person, to fill the place of Mr Wilkins at Cherrystone, but I am so little acquainted, that I have it not in my power.—The Eastern shore, I apprehend contains but few republicans & those I am acquainted with, I have reason to beleive if Mr. Peter Bowdoin would accept the office, he would...
Since writing yesterday I have heard of a Mr Mathew Bryant at Northampton Court house, who has been recommended as Collector, Mr Bryant I am informd is a reformd man, & well approved of, but I am of opinion, that few fully reform who have been dissipated, and as most of the inhabitants on that Shore are of the same opinions I think the most respectable will make the best officer & Mr Bowdoin I...
I have the pleasure of informing you that Coll Davies is on the recovery & in fair way of soon being well. the Emigrants, especially from Ireland have suffered greatly, many have died; the inhabitants are generally healthy who have been used to our climate & except late setlers I know of none that have been ill & very few have the common fall complaint as yet, & I hope the setting in of the NE...
A Vessel from New Orleans—putting in here in distress having some Shrubs & curiosities on board for you, on application of the Capt. I have taken them & now forward them by Capt Willis’s Packet, they are, images dug up very high on the Missisipi & I hope will tend to some discoveries of the original settlement of this Country. the charges on them I have paid as below. it gives me pleasure to...
This will be deliverd you by my friend Mr. Newsam , member of Assembly from Princess Ann County, I beg leave to introduce him to you, as a worthy good republican—I sent you some images & Orange shrubs, brought in from the Missisipi. I hope they got safe to your hands, also the two pipes of wine sent to the care of Mr Barnes, by Mr. Taylor. I have sent a pipe of L P. to Mr Madison by your...
I Recieved your favor inclosing $20.75. for the charges of the things from Orleans, I hope they may give some incite, to the antient settlements on the Missisipi. Cyder in barrels from this will be the safest way of yr. getting it good, we have bottlers in plenty who will tell you they improve liquors, by mixtures, which I am not fond off, I like genuine best, the packets from this to Alexra....
Mr. Taylor has inform’d me, that he has forwarded the Cyder, which I hope may get up safe & good, in bottling it will be a good way to rince the bottle with good apple brandy, it not only preserves it, but prevents the bottles in some measure from bursting. a raison thrown into each bottle, assists it much, & makes it sparkle like Champagne; if you bottle small beer, by throwing a teaspoonful...
By my freind Mr Myers, at the request of Mr. Campo, a spanish Gentn I send you two boxes of best Segars, which be pleased to accept off. they are such as cannot be purchased & if you do not smoke our freinds Mr Burr & Mr. Galatin &c. who doeth will enjoy them when you meet—I am most respectfully Yr. obt. Servt RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 23 Feb. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosed in...
I have not the pleasure of knowing whether the Cyder sent you proved to your liking, what was delivered here from the same person proved good, & I hope yours did also—if not please inform me & more particular care shall be taken if you should want more of having it put up by some of my friends. & be assured whatever we have this way shall be on notice sent of the best that can be procured, as...
I have this day taken the liberty of introducing Admiral Hartsink of the Batavian republic to you, he intends up by water & probably this will reach you before his arival. we have had much pleasure in his Company here the good order kept with his men is pleasing to all here. I have some fine Brazil wine arived if you should want shall be glad to supply you with great respect & wishes for yr...
Your favor by Genl. Dearborne I received & thank you for the introduction of him, his stay here is so short a time, that we cannot have the pleasure of shewing what our Country affords & at present our trade is very dull, it being the season when our vessels are all out. I shall be ever glad to see any of your freinds, & hope when they come this way you will let me know them. whenever you...
An act of Assembly passed in the year 1761 dividing the County of Norfolk, into three distinct Parishes, the whole being in one, that part which Norfolk Borough lies in, petitiond the Assembly to allow the Vestry, to purchase four lotts in Town to accommodate the Minister, between the years 1761 & .65 which was granted & obtaind the Royall assent on payment of ten guineas as well as I...
I wrote you some days past & inclosed Mr Eassans letter to me, I have since been informed that he is a good man, from gentlemen from that County. & they wished him to succeed. I am happy to hear that our prospects in the Mediteranean brightens, I have hopes all the European powers will join in stopping the depredations of the States of Barbary. you have not said whether I shall ingage any...
After two months session I have got home & hope you have received the Cyder, which Mr Taylor informs me he shipped to you & that it may please as it is said to be good & well racked—some was shipped agreeable to your order to Mr. Jefferson at Richmond. Our harbour is full of shipping & daily more ariving but they bring nothing new, except the dreadful situation of the French in St. Domingo, no...
Your favor of the 6th I received and am glad the Cyder had got to hand. I have not the acct. of it at present or should forward it. two pipes of Brazil wine shall be sent you the first good opty. if you wou’ld say how many you wou’d take yearly, I would order them with my own, of superior quality—my intentions are to send only for as many pipes as my freinds want & import none for promiscuous...
Agreeable to your desire I wrote for two pipes best wine for you & one for myself which I am in hopes agreeable to my freinds promise will be of far superior quality to any we have yet had. we have nothing new here no late arivals. the Brittish Creuze of our Coasts impress men & have as I have heard taken some Spanish vessels laden with flour from Baltimore to Havanna. wishing you health &...
This will be handed you by my youngest son George, who is traveling for his health, being a stranger in your part of the country, I beg leave to introduce him to you & shall be happy in making returns to any of your freinds traveling this way, with my best wishes I am respectfully yr. Obt Set. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I received your favor of the 2d. no wine having yet arived I hardly beleive any will, but should any arive, you can have what you please of it, tho if you should want, I can procure at any time for you, what you shall order, of as good wine & same kind, shpped by the house in Madeira, that in London & those in Madeira, I have heard have disagreed. I am glad to hear of other wines being...
I Received your three letters last mail, which are to go by mr Prentis, he is not here at present, nor have I heard of his going out, if he comes to this place, I will give him your letters, or if not return them, some letters lie in the post Office for him from Mr. Madison, I have lodged one also, that on his arival here I shall undoubtedly see him. with the greatest respect—I am Yr obt Servt...
Inclosed is a letter from the Consul of Mersailes, with a box of Artichoke roots, which I have sent by Capt. Butler who has promised to deliver them, having the Brittish Ambasadors furniture on board to deliver at the City of Washington—wish you health & happiness I am very respectfully Yr Obt Servt DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Agreeable to your request I now send to the care of Mr Deblois, a Keg of Myrtle wax—The gentleman who forwarded it to me has not informed me of the quantity. I have not seen it, I shall be pleased if you find it to be of a good quality—We had the day before yesterday a great fall of snow—Great part of it yet remains—The weather is uncommon for this season—we have ice in abundance. Recieve the...
By disire of my Son I have sent by Capt. Ham some Myrtle wax for you, it was all I could procure at present, the berries having faild last season. The Brittish ships begin to be trouble some off our Capes, they bring all vessels too & obliged one out of his way, so far that he could scarsely fetch the the Cape, I have understood it was the Cambrian did this, I shall inquire into the case. I...
I am sorry to inform you that we had the misfortune of loosing the East wing of the Hospital, for sick seamen this morning, it is supposed it took fire, from a spark out of the Chimney, & the wind blowing very fresh from the N.W, the roof was instanly in flames, but by great exertions the main building (which was joind to it by a low coverd way, about ten feet a part.) was saved with very...
I deliverd your packet to Mr Purviance yesterday & expect he will sail this day or tomorrow, the wind being fair. I am very respectfully yr obt Servt DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I now have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of your note of yesterday. You must be mistaken as to the Cyder. I recollect that at your request I had Cyder procured for you several times, but it is my firm belief that you have paid for the same. Through the assistance of a friend some mrytle wax was obtained for you, said to be 30. Ct but as I did not weigh it, I am not certain that...
Mr. James M. Murdaugh of this place intends travelling through the Western parts of this State, in passing by your seat, it is his wish to call and become acquainted with you. To gratify an inclination so natural in a gentleman of Mr. Murdaugh respectability is pleasing to me. I take the liberty of introducing this gentleman to you. I remain with sentiments of high respect & consideration Yr....
Mr. Samuel B. Archer a young gentleman Of worth and a good republican, in passing by your Seat, feels a strong desire of paying his respects to you. He has intimated to me his wish—It is with pleasure I comply with it. Permit me to introduce him to you. Yrs with sentiments Of the highest respects & esteem DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
From a beleif that Dr Upshaw’s professional talents eminently qualify him for Hospital or Regimental Surgeon, and from a persuation, I might add confidence, that he will ably perform the duties appertaining to that station.—I take the liberty of recommending him for that appointment. I cannot forbear to mention a nother highly valuable qualification in favor of Dr Upshaw—He is a sound,...