Genoa 25 April 1806
I have the honour to transmit herewith to Your Excellency Copy of my respects of the 25th. of last month since which the Nebiole Wine (five cases containing 200 bottles) has arrived from Turin and been shiped for Leghorn to the care of Mr. Appleton who will forward it to the United States according to your Excellencies instruction
I feel the greatest regret that obstacles should have intervened preventing the execution of this little order until now, the quality however of the last vintages wine being much superior to that precedent, may in some respects I hope recompense for the detention
The honour Your Excellency has conferred upon me by Calling for my services is of the highest consideration with me, and emboldens me to present this trifle for your Excellencies acceptence, profiting by the occasion to evince that oppertunities alone are wanting to prove the esteem & regard I entertain for that Person & those Talents (the Topic and admiration of All Europe) which have proved to be principally instrumental to the Happiness, Glory and respect of the American Republic
Making Your Excellency a tender of my Services on all occasions when I can be usefull
I have the Honour to Subscribe myself Your Excellencies Most Obliged Most Obedient and Very humble Servant
Peter Kuhn Junr.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.