Monticello Aug. 30. 06.
The debt to Marast for the candles had entirely escaped me. I have desired mr Jefferson at Richmond to remit it to him immediately. Mr. Short is very unwell at Philadelphia, & is likely to continue so for some time, and has a great desire to have some of my wine of Cahusac. it is the barrel of 45. gallons which arrived in May or June, by the way of Alexandria where mr Barnes paid the duties, and I believe it still remains in cask to fine itself. be so good as to draw off a dozen bottles of it, pack them in a box with a dozen bottles of my Margaux Bourdeaux, & send them to mr Short by the first vessel bound to Philadelphia. mr Short asks the favor of mr Barnes to assist in procuring it the first passage possible to Philadelphia. Accept my best wishes for your health & happiness.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.