Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Coppinger

I am lately become a brewer for family use, having had the benefit of instruction to one of my people but by an English brewer of the first order. I had noted the advertisement of your book in which the process of malting corn was promised & had engaged a bookseller to send it to me as soon as it should come out. we tried it here the last fall with perfect success, and I shall use it principally hereafter. during the revolutionary war, the brewers on James river used Indian corn almost exclusively of all other. in my family brewing I have used whea[t] also as we do not raise barley.

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Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Joseph Coppinger
Date Range
Date
April 25, 1815
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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