Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Miller to Thomas Jefferson, 22 August 1816

From Joseph Miller

Norfolk Augt 22 1816—

Honred Frend

I Recd your Frendly Letter yeasterday an for the Truble I have Given you I am ashamed of I intend Coming up as Soone as the Court is over I am not Able to Sell aney Part at Pressent I have tried all I Can But no buyers one House that Cost $6000 Building I offered it for $4000 and the Ground along with it I Could wish you to Lett Old Peeter Get Sume Grain to work Soone Hops in New York is one Dollr pr ℔ by the Bale

I Rem your Humbl &c

Joseph Millr

RC (DLC); at head of text: “Mr Jafferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Aug. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s frendly letter is not recorded in SJL and has not been found. old peeter: Peter Hemmings.

Index Entries

  • alcohol; beer search
  • beer; brewed at Monticello search
  • brewing; at Monticello search
  • brewing; use of hops in search
  • Hemmings, Peter (TJ’s slave; b.1770); and Monticello brewery search
  • Miller, Joseph; and Norfolk property search
  • Miller, Joseph; as brewer search
  • Miller, Joseph; letters from search
  • Miller, Joseph; letter to accounted for search
  • Miller, Joseph; plans to visit TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); brewery at search