Thomas Jefferson Papers

J. Sheaff (for Henry Sheaff) to Thomas Jefferson, 16 October 1815

From J. Sheaff (for Henry Sheaff)

Philada October 16t 1815


Yours of the 11t August I duly received, and untill this day it was not in my Power to answer it owing to indisposition, I have retir’d from all kinds of Business, I can procure you a Quarter Cask of Sherry Wine the price will be $2.75 Per Gallon And Lisbon 2.50 & 2.60 of a Superior Quality if that will answer by letting me know I will Send you a Quarter Cask. I have had a Pareletic stroke which has deprived me of the use of my right side Entirely

I remain sincerly Your friend
for Henry Sheaff
J, Sheaff

RC (MHi); in J. Sheaff’s hand; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Henry Sheaff received 25 Oct. 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • health; stroke search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from H. Sheaff search
  • Portugal; TJ orders wine from search
  • Sheaff, Henry; and wine for TJ search
  • Sheaff, Henry; health of search
  • Sheaff, Henry; letter from search
  • Sheaff, J.; as proxy for H. Sheaff search
  • sherry (wine) search
  • strokes search
  • wine; Portuguese search
  • wine; sherry search
  • wine; TJ orders from H. Sheaff search