Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Richard N. Thweatt, 6 July 1818

To Richard N. Thweatt

July 6. 18.

Dear Sir

I have for some months been expecting a cask of Scupernon wine which mr Burton of N. Carolina was so kind as to procure for me. I have not heard from mr Burton himself thro’ what channel he forwarded it, but Francis Eppes tells me he thinks it was either addressed to your care or to that of mr Johnson a merchant of Petersburg. I take the liberty of troubling you with this enquiry, and with the further request, if it be in Petersburg to have it forwarded to mr Patrick Gibson of Richmond who will pay all expences of transportation Etc. & to drop me a line of information. with my apologies for this trouble accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of Bernard Peyton to TJ, 27 Nov. 1817 (see note to Francis Brooke to TJ, 27 Nov. 1817); at foot of text: “Richd Thweatt esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL as written from Poplar Forest.

TJ probably meant John Wayles Eppes, not francis eppes.

Index Entries

  • Burton, Hutchins Gordon; and wine for TJ search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); and wine for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and wine acquired by TJ search
  • Johnson, Mr. (Petersburg merchant); and wine for TJ search
  • scuppernong (wine) search
  • Thweatt, Richard Noble; and wine for TJ search
  • Thweatt, Richard Noble; letters to search
  • wine; scuppernong search
  • wine; TJ orders from H. G. Burton search