Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Wallace, 16 August 1821

Richmond Augt 16th 1821

Sir/

Having on hand several Hhds of sound and fine flavour’d claret wine, which I sell to famelies at two and one half dollars ⅌ Doz. or at Seventy five cents ⅌ Galln by the Hhd the bottles, are to be found by the purchaser, or charged at nine Dollars ⅌ groce, as claret wine in general sells from six to twelve dollors ⅌ Doz. some doubts might be entertained as to the soundness of quality, of what I offer at such a reduced price

However should you not have a plentifull suply on hand, try some of what I offer, which On trial will prove equal to that sold at the high prices

I remain Sir yours most Respectfully

Wm Wallace

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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