Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Wallace, 19 August 1821

To William Wallace

Monticello Aug. 19. 21.


I thank you for your attention in offering me a supply of claret, & if I were in want I should be induced by it’s ch[e]a[p]ness to try it’s quality. but importing my wines myself, I am sufficiently in stock at present, and expect in autumn a year’s supply written for some time ago. I salute you with respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Daniel Humphreys to TJ, 30 Aug. 1820; one word faint; at foot of text: “Mr Wm Wallace”; endorsed by TJ.

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