Washington June 13. 06.
My letter, written the day before yours of the 10th. will in some degree have anticipated your enquiries in that, but to be more particular, I shall leave this about the 21st. of July for Monticello, shall proceed about the 1st. of Aug. to Bedford, & after a few days there return to Monticello for the residue of that and the month of September. here, there & every where I shall be always glad to see you. as your best road to the Berkeley springs is by Baltimore & Frederick, this place would be but one day out of your way, and distance I suppose would make little odds in your object. I have just recieved a letter from Mazzei. he has made up his mind, and is making up his affairs to remove to America the ensuing spring. he appears to be serious; and I believe the execution of so bold an undertaking is within his character. I fear the changes in the country, & in himself, will lessen the satisfaction he expects from such a change of residence. as I mentioned before I have not yet tasted the Cahusac, being unwilling to do it in a disadvantageous state. but M. Cailler the Regisseur says it is the sec, and gives an account of the vin doux et liquoureux de Cahusac. by the time you call here on your way to Berkeley it will be settled. affectionate salutations.
DLC: William Short Papers.