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Letter, 1790 August 12, New York, [New York] to [William] Short, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Concerns a request for forty dozen bottles of wine to be sent from France to President George Washington; Jefferson wants William Short to procure the bottles of wine from "M. Dorsay's vineyard at Ay opposite to Epernay in Champagne;" Monsieur Louis was Monsieur Dorsay's "homme d'Affaires" when Jefferson bought the last of Dorsay's wine in 1783; suggests that William Short write to Monsieur Louis; the wine is to be non-sparkling or "non-mousseux"; Jefferson will send the money for the wine shortly; the wine should not ship while the weather is hot; it should arrive in Philadelphia before spring; it will be in bottles; Short should ask for the best wine and if it is good enough Jefferson will order it annually from Dorsay.
Issued Date: 1790-08-12
Subjects: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15195
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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