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To James Madison from William Lee, 19 October 1807

Bordeaux October 19. 1807

Invoice of One Puncheon Best Champain Prime old Brandy, at least 15 Years old, from Cognac, augmented to 4th Proof, shipped on board the Ship Susan, Capt. Howard on acct of James Madison Esqr. Secretary of State; consigned to the Collector of NewYork, David Gelston.

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⟨V⟩. 1 1 Puncheon. Brandy, containing 50 1/ 2 ⟨Velts⟩ @ 360 frs. pr. 27 ⟨Velts⟩ } 673: 33
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Cognac }
More value of 4 ⟨Velts⟩ Spirits put upon each 60 ⟨velts⟩ of Brandy, to raise it to the 4th proof, in all 3 1/ 2 ⟨Velts⟩, at 180 frs. pr. 27 ⟨Velts⟩ } 23: 33
frs. 696: 66
Charges Vizt.
at Cognac, as follows
for preparing the Casks & having put it up 30:00
for Carriage to Pons 10:00
Stamps & Postage :90
Commission, 2 1/ 2 % on 737:56 14:75 55:65
at Bordeaux, vizt.
freight from Cognac 28:00
Boat hire 5:00
Permit, Storage, Brokers fees &c. 4:50
37:50 93: 15
frs. 789: 81

Errors Excepted

Wm. Lee

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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