Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Mary Lewis, 1 March 1822

To Mary Lewis

Mar. 1. 22.

Th: Jefferson asks mrs Lewis’s acceptance of half a dozen bottles of wine, which is 5. or 6. years old and will he thinks be of service to the tone of her st[om]ach. the bearer will bring the beans she was so kind as to offer, and any greens she has to spare without disfurnishing herself. he salutes her with antient and affectionate friendship, & wishes for her better health.

RC (DLC: Kislak Collection); dateline at foot of text; mutilated at crease; addressed: “Mrs Lewis.” Not recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • beans; given to TJ search
  • food; greens search
  • greens (vegetable); given to TJ search
  • health; stomach ailments search
  • Lewis, Mary Walker (Nicholas Lewis’s wife); and vegetables for TJ search
  • Lewis, Mary Walker (Nicholas Lewis’s wife); health of search
  • Lewis, Mary Walker (Nicholas Lewis’s wife); letters to search
  • Lewis, Mary Walker (Nicholas Lewis’s wife); TJ gives wine to search
  • medicine; wine search
  • wine; as medicine search
  • wine; TJ gives to M. Lewis search
  • women; letters to; M. Lewis search