From Carlos Martínez de Irujo
Wenesday morn—[8 Dec. 1802]
Le Chevalier d’Irujo has the honor to present his complimt. to Mr. Jefferson, & in answer to his polite & friendly notte of yesterday concerning the amount of the champaing, to assure him, that his approbation of it will be for him the highest prize he can expect in this bargain—Le chevalier returns his sincere thanks to Mr. Jefferson for his generous offer of the Madeyra, & he will make use of it if he has occasion for—
RC (MoSHi: Jefferson Papers); partially dated (see TJ to Irujo, 9 Dec.); endorsed by TJ.
notte of yesterday: the communication from TJ has not been found, and he did not record it in SJL.
champaing: in his list of wine used during his presidency, TJ noted the receipt of 100 bottles of champagne from Irujo on 1 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 , 2:1115).