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1 July 1801, Norfolk. Conveys box of the “best cegars” from Captain Dutton; “they are of the best quality & I hope will please.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
I Received yr favor, the wine shall be sent as you desire, of the same Cargo. I have just arived a few pipes of best quality of Brasil wine, I beleive superior to any we have yet had, if you or friends should want I shall be happy to supply you or them the quality you have had we also keep. With best wishes for your health &c I am respectfully Yr. Obt RC ( DLC ). Docketed by JM. Letter not found.
I Received your favor the wine similar & of the same cargo was shipped & expect with you before it came to hand. The Brasil wine I think superior & price $350 dollars little of such wine is imported; the President has had some of the quality, but most here, give a preferance to the last importation; what is sent, if it gets to hand as shipped, I have no doubt will please; I have some of the...
19 July 1802, Norfolk. “The wines & Brandy lie ready for an opty. to Fredricksbg. & will be shipped the first. The Madeira is cased as you desired & is very fine so is the brandy & Sherry having got some very old.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
Inclosed is mrs Bonneville’s order on Mr. Thomas Paine, which I have no doubt will be paid I will thank you to give it my Son who will be in Congress. Captn. Stanleys acct. £22:10 Sterling Mr. Paine had better remit by a bill on some of the Offices here, who have public money in their hands—excuse me troubling you on such an Occassion. A lady a Stranger & wanting supplies & a request to do it,...
8 August 1803, Norfolk . Informs JM that “Hudson impressed by Capt. Douglas, of the British Frigate Boston, has been liberated.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 13 Aug.
I now do myself the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of yr favor. I will endeavor to procure the best Cyder. My father says he has no more wine of the same batch of which you had some, but requests me to inform you that he has Brazil wine in hdds of an excellent quality such he can recommend. Should you wish to have a hdd: please to inform me and give directions when it is to sent [ sic ] &...
29 November 1803, Washington. Introduces “Mr. George Lynham, a Merchant of Norfolk.” “This Gentleman has suffered considerably from French and English spoliations and is anxious to obtain redress. He is desirous of consulting you on a subject all interesting to himself and his standing as a Merchant. I have long been in habits of the strictest intimacy with him and know him to be a man of...
The Collector for this port having as I have heard, determind to resign his office; from the many solicitations & general wish that my Son should succed him I am Induced to write in his behalf, the long residence in this place & our sufferings from patriotic principals from 1776 will I hope have some influence in giving the place to a native of it, his virtues & patriotism I engage for, & I...
§ From Thomas Newton. 4 September 1805, Norfolk . “I have made inquiry after Mr Jas McHenry in this place & Portsmouth & can hear nothing of him. Mr Ashley a respectable Merch⟨ant⟩; of this place informd me that Mr McHenry would not Act as Agent at Jamaica & that he ha⟨d⟩; forwarded his commission to you: from the accounts I have heard there are a vast number of our Citizen⟨s⟩; impressed at...