Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Newton, 12 March 1801

From Thomas Newton

Norfolk March. 12. 1801—

Dr Sir,

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. health & happiness & I will with pleasure execute any commands you may have here, I am very respectfuly

Yr. Obt Servt.

Thos Newton

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 21 Mch. and so recorded in SJL.

Norfolk auctioneer James Taylor, Jr., was Newton’s nephew (Simmons’s Norfolk Directory [Norfolk, 1801], 31; Vol. 23:481).

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