Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Newton, 4 November 1801

From Thomas Newton

Norfolk. Novr. 4. 1801—

Dr Sir

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 recommendation, which I am much obliged to you for, & shall be glad to hear of its being approved of.1 it is much esteemd here & nearly 4 years old & cheap at $300. Health & Happiness attend you is the wish of yr. obt Serv

Thos Newton

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ.

Newsam: William Newsum, a member of the Virginia assembly from December 1800 to January 1803 (Leonard, General Assembly description begins Cynthia Miller Leonard, comp., The General Assembly of Virginia, July 30, 1619–January 11, 1978: A Bicentennial Register of Members, Richmond, 1978 description ends , 221, 225, 229). A letter from Newsum to TJ of 13 Nov., recorded in SJL as received the same day, has not been found.

1MS: “off.”

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