Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Jefferson, 14 July 1799

From George Jefferson

Richmond 14th. July 1799.

Dear Sir,

Your favor of the 12th. is received. Bob having found some Center which arrived a few days ago I sent you a dozen bottles by a waggoner of the name of Smith who was to leave it at Mr. Higganbothams—I paid him for the carriage.

I sent you yesterday by H. Faris 6 ℔. lamp-black with some Herrings of Mr. Eppes’s.

The bottle of lemon juice which was sent you I found upon enquiry was a present from Mr. Hemmings—& was sent without my knowledge.

Tobo. has become more dull than ever—scarcely any one appears inclined to purchase at any price; 40/. is the very highest Cash price; I fear it has fallen never to rise again.

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt.

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 19 July and so recorded in SJL.

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