Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Miller to Thomas Jefferson, 24 March 1817

From Joseph Miller

Norfolk March 24th 1817—

Honrod Frind

yours of the 11th Came to hand on the 22th and I am hapey to heare from you this Day I have Shiped on Board of the Slope Hope Capt Lawrance a Small Baill of Corks Which hopes Will Come Safe and Please you1 Did Say whether them that I Sent in Decmr Came or not I have Been Very Lame all thes Winter but now the Warm Weather Coming on I am in Hopes of Getting Better I intend Vissiting Charloteville thes Spring and as Soone as I Dare Travell

Times heare is Dull but [hpg] for Better Should Eany Thing Be Wanting from heare I will Do it with Pleasur My Best Respts to you and all the Famuly I Rem yours Humb Set

Joseph Miller

My Repects to old Peter I am Glad he has Dun so well

RC (DLC); one word illegible; at head of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Apr. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

old peter was Peter Hemmings.

1Uncanceled “D” before this word editorially omitted.

Index Entries

  • brewing; at Monticello search
  • corks; sent to TJ search
  • Hemmings, Peter (TJ’s slave; b.1770); and Monticello brewery search
  • Hope (sloop) search
  • household articles; corks search
  • Lawrence, David (sloop captain) search
  • Miller, Joseph; and corks for TJ search
  • Miller, Joseph; health of search
  • Miller, Joseph; letters from search
  • Miller, Joseph; plans to visit TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); brewery at search