From David Gelston
New York July 31st 1816.
I have received by the Ship Genl Ward from Bordeaux a case said to contain 25 bottles sautern wine, shipped by John Martin Baker esq: the wine I have in store for your order—
I have not yet been able to ascertain the expenses attending, but probably shall in a short time, when you will be advised of the amount—
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Aug. 1816 and so recorded in SJL, which has the additional notation (brackets in original): “[Barsac] 25.b.” RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John Barnes, 12 Oct. 1816 (first letter), on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked New York, 31 July.