Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Yznardi, Sr., 19 March 1802

To Joseph Yznardi, Sr.

Washington Mar. 19.

Dear Sir

On the 10th. inst. I wrote to you inclosing a check on the bank of the US. for D. 590.72 the amount of the bill for the last wines you were so good as to send me. not knowing whether you were in Baltimore or Philadelphia, the letter laid by me two days for enquiry, and I then inclosed it to Genl. Smith, asking him to superscribe on it the proper place. I mention this because mr Barnes informs me that by a letter of your’s on the 12th. you had not recieved mine of the 10th. this I know because it went out of my hand only on the 12th. I hope however you have now recieved it, and shall be happy to hear whether you have or not, as I know not to what place it was sent. Accept assurances of my esteem and consideration.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Joseph Yznardi esq.”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

TJ’s communication to Samuel SMITH dated on or about 12 Mch. has not been found and is not recorded in SJL.

LETTER OF YOUR’S: in a brief letter to John Barnes, written at Philadelphia on 12 Mch. and forwarded by Barnes to TJ, Yznardi noted that he was “in the eve of leaving this Country” and said that he would “be much obliged if you could forward me as soon as posibly the amount of the last wines sent to the President if he has given you any orders for it as my Son Patrick has told me” (RC in DLC; in Patrick Yznardi’s hand; at head of text: “Mr. John Barnes”; addressed by Barnes: “The President—UStates”; endorsed by TJ as received 19 Mch. and so recorded in SJL).

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