Washington June 8. 06
The box by the Bellair contains 50. bottles of a wine of Italy called Nebioule sent me by mr Storm from Genoa, through mr Ulrich at Leghorn. I have this day inclosed to Genl Muhlenberg the letters ascertaining the contents of the box that he may ascertain the duty & make it known to me to be remitted with other charges. I have at the same time asked the favor that the box, whether in your or his possession may be forwarded by the first vessel to this vicinity & in the mean time may be kept in a cool cellar. Accept my thanks for your attention to this, and assurances of great esteem & respect.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.