Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Hutchins Gordon Burton, 23 November 1821

Nov. 23. 21.

The repeated 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 incurred 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 arrangements 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 & coopern of those of N.C.

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

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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