To James Taylor, Jr.
Monticello Aug. 28. 1801.
The term of payment for the two last pipes of wine being now at hand I have desired mr John Barnes of Georgetown to remit you in the first week of the month now about to enter seven hundred dollars: which if my memory serves me (for I have not my papers here) is the sum due. if you have now remaining on hand any of the same quality I would gladly take two pipes more, payable at 90. days. accept assurances of my respect.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. James Taylor. Norfolk”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.
According to his financial memoranda, TJ on this day requested John Barnes to pay Taylor $700 for two pipes of wine (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1050).