From J. P. G. Muhlenberg
Custom House, Philadelphia
Novr. 12th. 1803.
Enclos’d I have the Honor to transmit the Bill of Freight, paid Abm. Piesch, for eight Cases of Wine, imported in the Brig Mary Ann, from Havre—Also, the Bill of Lading, for said Wine, Shipp’d on Board the Sloop Harmony, Captn. Ellwood for Georgetown—The Duty on the Wine amounts to $29-66—
I have the Honor to be with Perfect Respect Sir Your Most Obed servt.
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “The President of The U. States”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Nov. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.
In his financial memoranda, TJ recorded at 17 Nov. requesting John Barnes to pay Muhlenberg $40.26 for freight, in addition to the $29.66 for duties on the wine (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1112).