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From Thomas Jefferson to J. P. G. Muhlenberg, 31 December 1803

To J. P. G. Muhlenberg

Washington Dec. 31. 03.

Dear Sir

I recieved last night your two favors of the 27th. informing me of the arrival at Philadelphia of two pipes of Lisbon wine from mr Jarvis, and a butt of Sherry from mr Yznardi of Cadiz. I will ask the favor of you to have them reshipped to Richmond to the Address of messrs. Gibson & Jefferson, who will pay freight &c from Philadelphia. that from Lisbon & Cadiz to Philadelphia shall be remitted you instantly with the duties &c the moment you will be so good as to make them known to me. I return you mr Jarvis’s letter with many apologies for the trouble these private consignments of mine give you. Accept my salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (CSmH); at foot of text: “Genl. Muhlenberg.” PrC (MHi); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure not found.

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