From William Lee
Bordeaux January 28th 1814
Inclosed is an Invoice and Bill of Lading of one pipe of Brandy, two cases of wine, two baskets of oil, one box of cordials, one box of Prunes and one box of gloves which I have sent by the Brig Rambler Captain Snow who will enter them at the Custom house where he may arrive and will send you the account of the freight duties and other expences.1 I have consigned these articles to him in preference to addressing them to a merchant as he is a worthy young man and would not consent to take more than half the usual price of freight from this to the UStates. I have the honor to be with great respect & attachment Your devoted humble Servant
RC and enclosure (DLC). RC docketed by JM. For enclosure (filed with Henry A. S. Dearborn to JM, 24 Mar. 1814), see n. 1.
1. The enclosed invoice (1 p.; docketed by JM), signed by Lee at Bordeaux on 28 Jan. 1814, listed prices, duties, and miscellaneous charges totaling ₣766.19 for the items mentioned above as well as cologne and almond paste designated by Lee: “For Mrs Madison.” Below the entry for “one dozen long Grenoble Gloves,” in an unidentified hand, were the words “not found.”