Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Hutchins G. Burton, 23 November 1821

To Hutchins G. Burton

Nov. 23. 21.

The repeated1 trouble you have been so kind as to take in having me furnished with some of the Scupernon wine makes it a duty to inform you that the 2d cask which went to sea, came safely about half full, but perfectly pure & unadulterated which I considered as a favor redeemg the necessity which had been incurred2 of encroaching on the quantity. the last supply came also full & pure & both were remarkably fine. after so many obliging attentions shall I be too unreasonable in requesting you to inform me what individual makes the crop of best quality, as that would enable me to establish arrangemts with him for a constant supply as wanted.

The visitors of our Univty will meet on Thursday next, and I have no doubt they will join in the petn to Congress for the repeal of the duty on books & address a lre to our delegates & Senators there, who I hope will recieve the aid &3 coopern of those of N. C.

I pray you to accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Dft (MHi); on verso of RC of Burton to TJ, 8 Nov. 1821.

1Word interlined.

2Preceding four words interlined, with “arisen” canceled after “had.”

3Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • books; tariffs on search
  • Burton, Hutchins Gordon; and scuppernong wine search
  • Burton, Hutchins Gordon; and tariffs on books search
  • Burton, Hutchins Gordon; letters to search
  • Congress, U.S.; and tariffs search
  • Congress, U.S.; petitions to search
  • North Carolina, University of; and tariffs on books search
  • schools and colleges; University of North Carolina search
  • scuppernong (wine) search
  • taxes; on books search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; meetings of search
  • Virginia, University of; Board of Visitors; petition of, to U.S. Congress search
  • Virginia, University of; Books and Library; and tariffs on books search
  • wine; scuppernong search