Washington Septr. 5th. 1815
On my return from Phila. I was hond. with your communication of the 15th. Ulto. & found that Mrs. Cathcart had given an order for the delivery of the wine to the person whom you directed to receive it, & according to your request I now inclose the acct. of cost & charges amt, $1696..99 22/100.
I have taken passage in the Brig Savage for Gibraltar on my way to Cadiz where I mean to establish myself & to then return for a part of my family and would be happy to receive your & Mrs. Madisons commands prior to my departure which in all probability will take place between the 16th & 18th. inst.
I have the honor to continue with the greatest respect
Your most devoted Servt.
James Leander Cathcart
DLC: Papers of James Madison.