Thomas Jefferson Papers

William D. Meriwether to Thomas Jefferson, 19 March 1812

From William D. Meriwether

March 19th 1812

Dear Sir

I send by your boy two bushels of malt but it is not sufficiently dried for grinding, and should youe want any more will with pleasure furnish youe with1 it, barly to sowe if youe are not already supplied

I am much obliged to you for your books on brewing, in hopes that I may profit by them, and will return them as soon as the Season for brewing is over; and remain

Yours Respectfuly

W D. Meriwether

RC (MHi); dateline beneath signature; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 19 Mar. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “wit.”

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  • barley; seed search
  • books; on brewing search
  • brewing; books on search
  • crops; barley search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; loans books search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; borrows books from TJ search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; letters from search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; sends barley to TJ search
  • seeds; barley search