Thomas Jefferson Papers

Richard N. Thweatt to Thomas Jefferson, 31 July 1818

From Richard N. Thweatt

Petersburg July 31st1 1818

Dear Sir,

Yours of the 6th inst. I have just received. The wine you speak of, Col Burton procured and sent to Mr Johnson, a merchant of this town. Mr Johnson informs me that in a few days after he received it, he met with Mr Eppes, and after telling him that he had a cask of wine for you, requested to know what he should do with it,—Mr E. told him he had better send it to Mr P. Gibson, in Richmond; this, Mr Johnson says, he did—He appeared much surprised that you had not received the wine, as several months have elapsed since he sent it to Richmond—I have requested Mr Johnson to find out, as he does not at present recollect, the captain or master of the vessel by whom he sent it—As you have not heard any thing of it, it is more than probable that the wine2 never reached Mr Gibson, or you would have received it long before this—

I assure you, Sir, it gives me great pleasure in attending to any request of yours, and I hope you will not hesitate in calling upon me whenever you have occasion to do so—I consider it no “trouble”—and therefore requiring no apology on your part—With Sentiments of the highest respect

I am yours &c

Richard N. Thweatt

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 1 Sept. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Joseph Milligan, 29 Nov. 1818, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Charlottsvell Albemarle”; stamped; postmarked Petersburg, 4 Aug.

1Manuscript: “31ts.”

2Word interlined in place of “cask.”

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
  • Johnson, Mr. (Petersburg merchant); and wine for TJ search
  • scuppernong (wine) search
  • Thweatt, Richard Noble; and wine for TJ search
  • Thweatt, Richard Noble; letters from search
  • wine; scuppernong search
  • wine; TJ orders from H. G. Burton search