Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Taylor, Jr., 19 February 1803

From James Taylor, Jr.

Norfolk Febry 19. 1803


I am directed by Col: Newton to furnish you with two pipes of wine, which I have this day shipped on board the sloop Maria Capt: O’Meara, to the address of Mr: John Barnes, of George Town—the account is annexed—The quality is similar to that I sent before & I hope will give equal satisfaction—

I am respectfully Yr: ob: servt.

Jas Taylor jr

T. Jefferson Esqr. to James Taylor jr. Dr.
2 pipes Brazil Wine 350— 700
Drayage 25
5 gallons apple Brandy put into the
Cyder shippd last year.
  6 25
706=. 50

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Mch. and so recorded in SJL with notation “2. pipes wine 706.50.”

A bill of lading intended for John Barnes likely accompanied the shipment of brazil quality Madeira wine (MS in ViU; being a printed form dated 21 Feb. 1803, filled out by James Taylor, Jr., and signed by Francis O. Meara, describing a shipment of two pipes of wine branded with Thomas Newton’s mark on the Maria bound for Alexandria, “OMeara,” master, with subsequent shipment to Georgetown; endorsed on verso by Barnes as payment for freight from Norfolk to Alexandria for $4.25, from Alexandria to Georgetown for $1.33, and from Georgetown to the President’s House for $1.00, for a total of $6.58).

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