Washington Oct. 7. 07
On my arrival here I found your favor of Sep. 30. on the subject of the wines & liqueurs arrived from Leghorn under the orders of mr Appleton; and to enable you to assess the duties I inclose his letter stating the cost of the liqueurs, & the number of bottles of wine (350) being what is sometimes called by the general name of Florence, but more particularly Montepulciano. I have no invoice or other document relating to these articles. I will thank you for the return of the letter and will remit you the duties on their amount being made known to me. I salute you with esteem & respect.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.