Thomas Jefferson Papers

Hutchins G. Burton to Thomas Jefferson, 7 December 1821

From Hutchins G. Burton

Washington December 7th AD 1821

Dr Sir

I have been much indisposed for several days, is my appology for not answering Your very friendly letter sooner—there is no Individual with whom I am acquainted, that makes it an object, to raise a full crop of Scuppernon wine—it is generally made by the poorer class of the community, and purchased in, by the Country merchants—with many of whom I am well acquainted—Should You at any time want any additional supply of the wine—I hope You will without hesitation drop me a line, and so far from considering it troublesome—It will at all times afford me great pleasure to serve You in this or any other way in my power

I am with highest Respect & consideration Yours

H G Burton

{Excuse great haste}

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 12 Dec. 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

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