Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Barbour, 30 April 1821

Barboursville April 30th 21

Dear Sir

Some years past I recollect to have drunk some ale at Monticello which I understood was of your own brewing. The manner of doing which you had obtained by a recipe from some intelligent Briton—Being desirous to introduce that kind of drink and having a facility in preparing the materials of which it is made you will oblige me much by furnishing me with a copy of the recipe as soon as your convenience will permit.

I present you my respects

James Barbour

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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