James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Oliveira & Sons, 3 November 1810

From Oliveira & Sons

Norfolk 3rd. November. 1810


We have duly received, your favour of 29th ultimo;1 covering a dft. on the U. S. Branch Bank for $192.25.

This is to enclose a bill of lading, of the two QrCasks Brazil wine; and another containing thirty three gals, balance of the hhd of same kind, already fined.

We shall be happy to serve you at any time, with Madeira wines, warranted genuine and of the best qualities; which, will become cheaper, if imported, directly for your own use. With the greatest deference And respect we remain Sir! Your Obt Servts.

Oliveira & Sons.

2 QrCasks Old Brazil $95 $190.—
33 gals Do at the rate of $95 for 26 gals 120.—
3 Cases $ 1.25 3.75
Drayage    25

Ol & Sons

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM. Enclosure not found. Filed with the RC are a receipt (1 p.), dated 2 Nov. 1810 and signed by J. Williamson, for three quarter-casks of Madeira wine from Oliveira & Sons to be delivered to the collector at Alexandria; and an undated account (1 p.) totaling $331.50 for another shipment of wine for JM.

1Letter not found (calendared in PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (3 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984—). description ends , 2:602).

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