Monticello May 1. 07.
I inclose you a bill of lading just recieved from mr Cathalan of Marseilles for a box sent by the Franklin Capt. Avery to New York, the contents of which are expressed in the bill. I have recieved no invoice, but mr Cathalan in a letter informs me they cost 201 . which he has included in a larger draught on me @ 5 .35 per Dollar making 37 D .50c which may enable you to fix the duty. I will pray you to forward the box to Washington. the duty so soon as known, shall be remitted to you. I salute you with esteem & respect.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.