Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Henry Sheaff, 22 June 1802

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.

Th: Jefferson

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.

For TJ’s order to Sheaff of SHERRY AND SAUTERNE SENT TO MONTICELLO, see TJ to George Jefferson, 10 Apr.

I SHALL WRITE TO YOU: TJ to Sheaff, 26 July 1802, not found but recorded in SJL with notation “6 dozen Sauterne.”

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