Baltimore Decr 5th 1806
Your letter of the 3d inst. respecting the Wine came to hand upon inquiry of Mr. Purviance’s son I found one case lodged in his Vault directed for you which I presume from its’ size is the one that containd the 32 bottles the other that had but two bottles in it cannot be found I imagine that as one of the bottles was brokin the other case may have been packed up in the large case. I have had it brought to the Custom House and new [corded] and shall forward it to you by the first Packet that sails to Washington which I expect will be in a few days, Whin it’s shipped shall enclose a bill of loading for it should I be upon further enquiry able to find the other case care shall be taken of it untill its is forwarded
Accept Sir tender of my respects and remain your ob Svt
MHi: Coolidge Collection.