Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John F. Oliveira Fernandes, 26 March 1816

To John F. Oliveira Fernandes

Monticello Mar. 26. 16.

Dear Sir

I have been in the daily expectation that you would be so good as to forward to me a note of the amount of the cask of Teneriffe, that I might forward you a draught for it. the Port you were so kind as to send me is indeed excellent. I certainly would not wish to be indulged a second time from your private stock, but if you have, among that which is for sale, any of as good quality, I should be much gratified with another quarter cask to be forwarded as before. in that case be pleased to add it’s cost to that of the Teneriffe, and in the instant of knowing the amount I will forward you a draught for it. I salute you with great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Dr Fernandes”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from J. F. Oliveira Fernandes search
  • Oliveira Fernandes, John Francisco; and wine for TJ search
  • Oliveira Fernandes, John Francisco; letters to search
  • port (wine) search
  • Tenerife (wine) search
  • wine; of Tenerife search
  • wine; port search
  • wine; sent to TJ search
  • wine; TJ orders from J. F. Oliveira Fernandes search