Mount Vernon 29th July 1796
Your letter of the 23d instant came to me by the last Post; and the letter therein alluded to, dated the 11th, was received in due course. The receipt of which I as certainly acknowledged, whatever may have become of it; but having kept no copy thereof, I am unable to repeat the contents. Sure I am, because I remember well, that an acknowledgment was given by the Post after it was received.
I am glad the freight of my Wine to, and from India has been paid to Captn Tingey; and whenever the duties are demanded I pray they may be paid also, if you have means of mine in your hands sufficient thereto. I am always and sincerely Your affectionate
CtHi: Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Papers.