Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson, 10 April 1802

To George Jefferson

Washington Apr. 10. 1802.

Dear Sir

Your favors of the 2d. and 3d. are recieved, and I will attend to the having some funds remitted to you. you will recieve shortly a quarter cask and 2. boxes of wine shipped to you by mr Sheaff of Philadelphia, some nailrod and hoop iron from Roberts & Jones, to which will perhaps be added a quarter cask from Robertson & Brown of Norfolk, all to be forwarded to Monticello, where I expect to be for a fortnight or three weeks immediately after the rising of Congress. Accept my affectionate salutations.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. George Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Recorded in SJL with notation “1. qr. cask Sherry & 2 boxes Sauterne from Sheaff 1. qr. cask Lisbon from Robertson & Brown.”

According to SJL, TJ wrote ROBERTSON & BROWN on 10 Apr., but the letter has not been found. TJ requested that a quarter cask of dry Lisbon wine be sent to Monticello (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 , 2:1070). The 17 Apr. reply of the firm, recorded in SJL as received from Norfolk on the 22nd, is also missing.

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