Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Mann Randolph, Sr., 10 April 1781

From Thomas Mann Randolph, Sr.

Tuckahoe Apr 10 1782

My dear Sir

There seems to be Fatality attending the promise I made you, of a Supply of beer. Two days after Jupiter went up last, my Brewer went up the County to see his Wife, and I have never set eyes on him since, and of Course have had none brewed! Colo. Cary who is now here, joins me in thanks for the Paccan trees. I dont know of a Rabbit nearer this, than Shirley and Mr. Carter is just now begining a Stock.

I am extremely Sorry for your loss by fire! One triffling circumstance or other, prevented my coming up with the Boys, and Now I am informed by Mr. Tucker, that the Vacation begins the first Week in May, and Continues one Month, till which time I shall be deprivd of the pleasure of waiting on you. Our best respects to Mrs. Jefferson. My dear Sir Your most Aff hum St

Thomas M. Randolph

RC (ViU); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esqr Monticello”; with notation by TJ opposite address: “Lines.”

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