Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Peter Minor, 20 June 1811

To Peter Minor

June. 20. 11.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Peter Minor and sends him a bottle of oil of the last expression, in the wooden press placed under the beam of the cyder press. it’s colour shews it preferable to the Iron press; and the ease with which this press is made is a further encoragement to the culture of the Benni.  Th:J. will not make seed this year, owing to his having sowed it with a drill which covered it too deep.

RC (ViU: TJP); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Peter Minor Ridgeway.” Not recorded in SJL.

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  • drills (sowing implements); TJ on search
  • Minor, Peter; and sesame search
  • Minor, Peter; letters to search
  • oil; sesame search
  • seeds; sesame search
  • sesame (benne; benni); oil search
  • sesame (benne; benni); TJ cultivates search