To Joseph Dougherty
Monticello Dec.1 13. 16.
On my return here two days ago after an absence of two months in Bedford, I found here your letter of Nov. 25. the cyder which I used to procure from Norfolk was obtained thro’ the channel of Colo Newton member of Congress from that district. he always purchased and shipped it for me. the difficulty I experienced was in getting it brought without being watered by the sailors. I have no doubt Colo Newton will be so kind as to advise you how to get the best, and put you into the hands of a good correspondent, one who will furnish you with what is good and at the market price. I salute you with my best wishes for your success and happiness.
PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Charles Yancey to TJ, 24 Nov. 1816; at foot of text: “Mr Joseph Dougherty”; endorsed by TJ.
Thomas Newton procured cyder for TJ from Norfolk in 1802 and 1803 (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1064, 1065, 1103; PTJ description begins Julian P. Boyd, Charles T. Cullen, John Catanzariti, Barbara B. Oberg, and others, eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, 1950– , 39 vols. description ends , 36:269–70; Newton to TJ, 11 Dec. 1807 [DLC]).
1. Word, ink stained, rewritten by TJ for clarity.
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