To Henry Sheaff
Washington June 22. 1802.
Your’s of the 15th. has been duly recieved. before it would be possible to get any of your Burgundy here I shall be about setting out for Monticello to pass the months of August & September there for the sake of health. but moreover I know that the fine Burgundy wines will not bear a single day’s transportation either in very hot or very cold weather. they are brought to Paris only in Spring or autumn, & then if the weather be hot, they travel only in the night, and with all possible care often spoil on the road. mr Barnes will in a few days remit you 87. Dollars now about becoming due for the Sherry and Sauterne sent to Monticello. about a month hence I shall write to you for a further supply of Sauterne to be forwarded to Richmond. accept my respects & best wishes.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Henry Sheaff”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.
YOUR’S OF THE 15TH.: Sheaff to TJ, 15 June, recorded in SJL as received from Philadelphia, 16 June, has not been found.
I SHALL WRITE TO YOU: TJ to Sheaff, 26 July 1802, not found but recorded in SJL with notation “6 dozen Sauterne.”