before 24 Apr. 1806
The absence of Mr Kuhn gains me the honor to answer your Excellencys esteemed lines address’d to him under date of March 14th. last. (only now received) requesting a supply of Nebioule Wine in compliance thereto. I have written my friend at Turin on the subject, and have to regret that the general idea entertained of that wine, is that it will not bear a transport to America for want of a sufficient body I shall, however comply with your Excellencys order as soon as the wine of this years growth is in condition to Ship— in the mean time desirous of making an experiment on the old wine, I shall forward to Leghorn in search of a conveyance for the United States, a Box containing fifty Bottles of the vintage of 1804, which I shall take the liberty to address to your Excellency, praying your acceptance thereof as testimony in part of the great regard respect & esteem I entertain for your Excellencys person—
Having the honor to be yr Excellencys most obt & hl Servt
Thos H Storm
Pro. Consul of the US at Genoa.
MoSHi: Bixby Collection.