Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton
|Monticello Jan. 20. 16.|
[I] request you to procure for me 4. gross of bottles, the strong kind preferred & 12. gross of corks, the best, as bad ones is throwing away our liquor. there are two only of the Milton watermen who can be trusted with any thing which can be plundered or adulterated, Gilmer & Johnson. Gilmer starts this day, and will call on mr Gibson, from whom you may know how to get the bottles & corks delivered to him; for he has no notice to apply to you. I shall be glad to have them on his return as the season for bottling beer & cyder is approaching.