Head Qrs Newburgh 15th May 1783
The last Southern Mail brot me a Letter from Jno. Searle Esqr. & Co., inclosing a Bill of Lading for two Pipes of old Madeira Wine which were Shipped in the Freemason Captn Wm Thomas, and Consigned to your Care at Oxford. I shall thank you, Gentlemen, for forwarding the said wine to Mr Lund Washington on Potomk River; 10 Miles below Alexa. in Virginia; who will pay the freight of them from the Island, and round to that place. I have only to entreat that they may be committed to safe hands, to prevent wasteage or adulteration. I have the honor to be Gentn Yr Most Obedt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.