Thomas Jefferson Papers

Hutchins G. Burton to Thomas Jefferson, 2 April 1817

From Hutchins G. Burton

Halifax, April 2. 1817.—

Dear Sir,

I have purchased for you, a barrel of Wine two years old.—I think it much better than the barrel I sent Mr Eppes—I shall forward it by the first opportunity to Richmond—I hope it may not be adulterated, as the Waggonners sometimes take the liberty of playing tricks with articles of this kind, confided to their care,—It will not be necessary to give Mr Gibson any instructions about a draft on my account, as Mr Eppes & myself have considerable dealing, we can adjust the matter at any time—I gave $26 for the barrel—I will make arrangements with Mr Pettigrew an old schoolmate of mine, in the course of the present summer, to furnish you with a regular supply, by the way of Norfolk.—I had written to him, but he is now at Newyork.—I shall be on the seaboard in June or July,—the Legislature have appointed Commissioners for the purpose of ascertaining if it is possible to effect a direct passage to sea.—Accept of my Sincere wishes for your health & happiness—

I am, with respect your obt. sevt

H G. Burton

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 29 Apr. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Robert Simington, 14 June 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thos. Jefferson Esquire Monticello Virginia Post office Cartersville”; stamped; postmarked Halifax, N.C., 5 Apr.

Index Entries

  • Burton, Hutchins Gordon; and wine for TJ search
  • Burton, Hutchins Gordon; letters from search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); and wine for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and wine acquired by TJ search
  • North Carolina; wine from search
  • Pettigrew, Ebenezer; and wine for TJ search
  • scuppernong (wine) search
  • wine; scuppernong search
  • wine; sent to TJ search
  • wine; TJ orders from H. G. Burton search