Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Henry Sheaff, 26 October 1815

To Henry Sheaff

Monticello Oct. 26. 15.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 16th is recieved, and I regret that I troubled you with an application so improper. it had been long since I had had correspondence with you, and I was led to suppose your continuance in business by the Philadelphia Directory in which I found your name, as still a wine-merchant, and at the old stand. I still learn with more regret the bodily affliction under which you labor, and hope it will add to the examples we have seen of entire recovery from so distressing a disease. Accept my best wishes for it and the assurance of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

P.S. I conclude it better to get a supply of wine from Richmond as being nearer, and my stock out.

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John Glendy to TJ, 28 Sept. 1815; postscript adjacent to signature; at foot of text: “Mr Henry Sheaff”; endorsed by TJ.

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