To David Gelston
[15 May 1809]
I am favored with yours of the 11th.1 and thank you for your promised attention to the Wine &c. from Lisbon. If the wine should not be cased, I beg that you will be good eno’ to have that precaution taken agst. injury on its way to this City. Accept my respects
RC (owned by Marshall B. Coyne, Washington, D.C., 1987). Calendared in PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (4 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends , 1:188. Undated; date assigned here on the basis of the 15 May Washington postmark.