James Madison Papers

From James Madison to John Brice Jr., 22 September 1805 (Abstract)

To John Brice Jr., 22 September 1805 (Abstract)

§ To John Brice Jr. 22 September 1805, “Gray’s near Philada.” “Having mislaid your letter of Aug. 31, with an expectation constantly of finding it, it has remained thus long unacknowledged. I now thank you for your attention to the wine shipped to me from Lisbon, and request the favor of you to procure a conveyance of it to Washington. If it be not too inconvenient, I should be glad to have it secured by cases agst. improper liberties with it on the way. I must request the favor of you also to let me know the amount of duties &c &c which I am to remit.”1

RC (owned by Joseph M. Maddalena, Profiles in History, Cata log 22 [1994], item 23). 1 p. Cover sheet addressed by JM to “John Brice Esqr. Depy. Colr.” at Baltimore.

1Noted on the cover sheet are the following charges:

260 Galls @ 30 Ct.  78.00
Dray & Porterage   1.12½
Dray to Wharf    .50
 Storage   1.00
  P & Blks    .20
   Freight  14.70
  2 Cases & casing   7 —

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