Washington Apr. 11. 06.
Genl. Stevens of New York has shipped from thence to your address two quarter casks of Sicilian Madeira. one of these is for myself: the other for Nathaniel Gordon of Orange. should he call for one therefore be so good as to deliver it to his order. should he not call for it before an opportunity occurs of sending them to Milton, let them go there. I omitted to desire Genl. Stevens to have them double cased, without which the boatmen are certain to adulterate them. will you be so good as to have them put into either an outer cask or box before they go off. Congress will rise about the 21st. Accept affectionate salutations.
P.S. They are shipped by the schooner Weymouth, capt Weymouth.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.