From James Taylor, Jr.
Norfolk Febry 19. 1803
I am directed by Col: Newton to furnish you with two pipes of wine, which I have this day shipped on board the sloop Maria Capt: O’Meara, to the address of Mr: John Barnes, of George Town—the account is annexed—The quality is similar to that I sent before & I hope will give equal satisfaction—
I am respectfully Yr: ob: servt.
Jas Taylor jr
|T. Jefferson Esqr. to James Taylor jr.||Dr.|
|2 pipes Brazil Wine||350—||700||—|
|5 gallons apple Brandy put into the
Cyder shippd last year.
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Mch. and so recorded in SJL with notation “2. pipes wine 706.50.”
A bill of lading intended for John Barnes likely accompanied the shipment of brazil quality Madeira wine (MS in ViU; being a printed form dated 21 Feb. 1803, filled out by James Taylor, Jr., and signed by Francis O. Meara, describing a shipment of two pipes of wine branded with Thomas Newton’s mark on the Maria bound for Alexandria, “OMeara,” master, with subsequent shipment to Georgetown; endorsed on verso by Barnes as payment for freight from Norfolk to Alexandria for $4.25, from Alexandria to Georgetown for $1.33, and from Georgetown to the President’s House for $1.00, for a total of $6.58).