Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Invoice for Wine, with Jefferson’s Notations, 15 January 1802

Enclosure
Invoice for Wine, with Jefferson’s Notations

Mr. John Barnees Dr. to Josef Yznardy for Wines Sent for His Exy. the President

Bota one Pipe Pedro Ximenes contening 126 Gallons Duty paid at. 2 Dos per Gallon 252
Barril one qr Cask Rota tent Wine 30 Gallons at 1.50 45
Media Bota one Hhd of Malaga Lacrima Christy 45 Years owld Chargd in 100 Dos and 6 per Ct Inshurans 106
  Dolls 403
  Philadelphia 15 January 1802 Josef Yznardy  

from mr Barnes 2. doz. bottles claret @. 8. D.

MC (DLC); in Yznardi’s hand; notations by TJ reproduced in italics.

TJ had received the pipe of Pedro Ximenes sherry and the quarter cask of the wine called tent the previous May. The Malaga wine, a variety called lágrima, arrived in Baltimore on the brig Isabella in November 1801. Samuel Smith received the shipment from the firm of Robert Oliver and Brothers, paying $22.29 in freight, duties, drayage, and coopering. TJ reimbursed Smith for those charges and received the lágrima in Washington on 7 Jan. 1802. TJ recorded the container as a 60-gallon “tierce.” The actual amount of the Malaga wine, according to the receipt for the charges paid by Smith, was 57 gallons. In his financial memoranda under 1 Feb., TJ noted that John Barnes was to remit $403 to Yznardi for the wines (invoice of charges, Baltimore, 25 Nov. 1801, in CSmH, in a clerk’s hand, with acknowledgment of receipt of payment by William Courtenous for the Oliver firm and TJ’s order on John Barnes, signed by TJ 20 Dec. 1801, for payment to Smith, endorsed by Barnes as paid on 21 Dec.; 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 , 2:1060, 1064, 1115; Vol. 33:441n).

According to TJ’s financial memoranda, the price of the Claret was $8 per dozen, for a total of $16 (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 , 2:1115).

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