Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Lee, 21 August 1806

Bordeaux Augt 21. 1806.


The letter you did me the honor to write me under date of the 20th of April I received but a few days since, and meeting with a good opportunity to place the draft you desire me to pass on you, I have this day drawn it in favor of Mr. Penn Townsend, at thirty days sight for the sum of 1157 fs. say eleven hundred and fifty seven francs.—At foot is the note of the Wine and charges, Mde. Chabot la Rochefoucauld writes me on the 14th of this month, that the other cask of sec Cahusac, is on its way to this City. I shall take care to forward it by some safe vessel for Baltimore.—

With the highest Veneration I have the honor to remain your obliged & obdt. Servant

Wm Lee


The Wine sent in September 1804 amtd. to fs. 778. 50
" Amt. of the Cask of Cahusac Wine sent in Feby last } 120
" Amt. charges on this Cask of Cahusac Wine and on the two Cases of hermitage recd. from Mr Cathalan } 82. 50
" Probable Amt. of the Cask of Cahusac Wine now on its way to Bordeaux } 120
" Probable Amt. of charges on ditto 56 176.
fs. 1157 fs.

E. E.

Wm. Lee

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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