From George Jefferson
Richmond 21st Apl 1809
It is inspected, and is said by those who saw your crop last year, to be greatly inferior to it.
I do not suppose it would at this time command more than 5 $, if even that; there being scarcely any demand at this time for Tobacco, except for that of a very superior quality, which would suit the British markets.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Apr. 1809 and so recorded in SJL.
The eleven hogsheads of tobacco, grown at Poplar Forest and probably sent by Burgess Griffin, eventually fetched $6.50 per hundredweight (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1255).
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