Leghorn 24th March 1806.
By order of Mr. Storm, americain Pro-Consul at Genoa, I stopped by the Americain Vessel, called Bellair, John Devereux Master, who is to make sail for Philadelphia one Box in Matts, marked EM No. 1. containing Wine or Spirits, the right quality of it I suppose will be better Explained by Mr. Storm himself;—a friend of mine at Philadelphia, will take care to forward it without any Delay;
I shall be very Sensible, if I can be informed of the receipt of it
I expect in a few Months, my friend and Collegue Mr. Nissen, from Tripoly, the reason I take the Liberty to mention it, is the goodnes and friendsheap, the american nation show’s to this worthy Mann.
I make use of this opportunity to offer you my Services in this Place. In the mean Time I remain, with the highest consideration
Sir Your mst hble & obedient Servt
Consul of his Danish Majesty
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.