Thomas Jefferson Papers

Charles Massie to Thomas Jefferson, 20 December 1819

From Charles Massie

20th December 1819

Dear Sir

I have sent you 3 Tierces of Cider which I am confident will turn out well. I was suspicious last year on acount of that kind of fruit being too full on the trees, the bbls marked 66 .. 73 are made of a difrent kind of Apples which I have Observd to turn out well for a fiew years past—As it is my desire that you should have the best cider that I make. if you would send a person in whom you could confide to my house from the 10 to the 15 of december he might make a selection out of my whole Crop without any Additional price.

I am Sir Respectfully Yours &c.

Charles Massie

PS Mr Higinbothim,s bbl markd 38 please to let him know

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 21 Dec. 1819 and so recorded in SJL; with additional notation by TJ beneath endorsement: “with 3. casks cyder of abt 70. each.”

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  • apples; for cider search
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  • Higginbotham, David; cider for search
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