Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Gordon, Trokes & Company, 30 December 1809

To Gordon, Trokes & Company

Monticello Dec. 30. 09.

Messrs Gordon Trokes & co.

I send you below another quarterly list of groceries which I will beg the favor of you to furnish me. Let them be very securely packed & sent by mr Randolph’s boatmen. mr Jefferson will be able to inform you when they are at Richmond. I have mentioned the article of Maccaroni, not knowing if they are to be had in Richmond. I have formerly been supplied from Sartori’s works at Trenton, who makes them well, and would be glad to supply you should the Richmond demand make it worth your while to keep them. I paid him 16. cents the pound. I am Gentlemen

Your most obedt servt

Th: Jefferson

8.℔ young hyson tea

50.℔ coffee. Bourbon or E. India preferred.

80.℔ single refined sugar.

200.℔ brown sugar.

a box of raisins. say 10 ℔

10 ℔ currans

25.℔ rice. fresh if possible

10.℔ pearl barley

1. oz. cinnamon, mace & cloves, each.

2. oz. nutmeg.  6.℔ black pepper

6. bottles mustard.

3. doz. bottles Syrop of punch

15. galls French brandy.

20.℔ Maccaroni

1. keg crackers.

4. gross best velvet corks

1. keg tongues & sounds

5. barrels herrings

1. barrel of shad.

1. hogshead best molasses

PoC (MHi); endorsed by TJ.

On 29 Nov. 1808 TJ paid $8 for fifty pounds of macaroni from John Baptistesartori’s works. Sartori served as United States consul at Rome, 1797–1801, before opening a business in Trenton (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 , 2:1235; Madison, Papers description begins William T. Hutchinson, Robert A. Rutland, John C. A. Stagg, and others, eds., The Papers of James Madison, 1962– , 29 vols.: Congress. Ser., 17 vols.; Pres. Ser., 5 vols.; Sec. of State Ser., 7 vols description ends , Sec. of State Ser., 1:256, 2:340).

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