Thomas Jefferson Papers

Richard N. Thweatt to Thomas Jefferson, 29 October 1818

From Richard N. Thweatt

Petersburg Oct. 29th 1818

Having just returned with my family from a long trip up the country, I never received your favor until now—As I stated to you in a former letter, Col Burton sent your cask of wine to Mr Johnson of this place—and Mr J. as I also stated sent it to your agent, Mr Gibson in Richmond—The Captain of the vessel by whom Mr J. sent it, was, he says, a stranger to him, but was recommended as an honest and punctual man—Mr Johnson has kept a look out for him ever since he understood that the wine was not delivered agreeably to his orders—He tells me, he has not as yet been able to lay his eyes upon him—Col Burton was with me a few days ago, and I mentioned to him your anxiety about the wine he had sent you—it not coming to hand—He would with great pleasure, I know, procure you another cask of the same kind, as soon as he could meet with it; and should you desire it, let me know, and I will most cheerfully communicate with Col B. upon the subject—

With great Respect yours &c

Richard N. Thweatt

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received <4> 5 Nov. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with first two pages of PoC of TJ to Joel Yancey, 17 Jan. 1819, on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; franked; postmarked.

Index Entries

  • Burton, Hutchins Gordon; and wine for TJ search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and goods for TJ search
  • Johnson, Mr. (Petersburg merchant); and wine for TJ search
  • Thweatt, Richard Noble; and wine for TJ search
  • Thweatt, Richard Noble; family of search
  • Thweatt, Richard Noble; letters from search
  • wine; sent to TJ search