Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Yznardi, Sr., 19 July 1804

Washington July 19. 04.

Dear Sir

The butt of dry Sherry mentioned in your letter of the 3d. of April came safe to hand. I had already taken measures to make you the remittance for it in consequence of former advice, when I recieved your letter informing me you had drawn on me for the amount. I therefore stopped the remittance. unfortunately my letter mentioning that I should remit, got to you in time to prevent your draught coming and it was not till sometime last month I recieved your favor of Apr. 3. informing me you had stopped the draught. I therefore now inclose you a bill for 200. D. drawn by mr Madison on a merchant in Liverpool having his tobaccoes in hand, and endorsed by myself. the drawee is moreover my old school-fellow and friend so that the bill is most certain of being honored, continuing the favor of sending me once a year a pipe of the same quality, I will hereafter depend on your drawing on me at 30. days sight, which shall be always honored, and will prevent these cross-expectations which disappoint us both. it would be more agreeable if the next pipe you send should be of dry Pacharetti of first quality.   I have regularly put into the hands of the Secretary of state such communications as you have favored me with, of an official nature. I pray you to accept my salutations and assurances of constant esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

Index Entries