23. Fox hunting with Captn. Posey. Catchd a Fox we suppose, but being dark coud not find it.
On this day, while ordering a butt of Madeira wine from a dealer in the Madeira Islands, GW asked for some cuttings of the grape. As if suspecting that the request would run counter to the policy of the vintners, he wrote, “but if in requiring this last Article there be any sort of Impropriety I beg that no notice may be taken of it” (GW to Scott, Pringle, Cheape & Co., 23 Feb. 1768, DLC:GW).