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From Thomas Jefferson to J. P. G. Muhlenberg, 24 December 1803

To J. P. G. Muhlenberg

Washington Dec. 24. 03.

Dear Sir

Having reason to believe that a butt of Sherry wine sent to me from Cadiz by the Eliza Capt Bisell, has been, or will be landed, at Philadelphia, to your care, I ask the favor of you to reship it to Richmond to the address of messrs. Gibson & Jefferson of that place. all duties & charges shall be paid as soon as you will be so good as to make them known to me. the uncertainty to what port persons in foreign parts may find a conveyance for articles sent me, has obliged me to ask the favor of the Collectors generally to recieve & forward them for me. it is this circumstance which has repeated and may still repeat this kind of trouble to you & which demands my apology. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of great esteem.

Th: Jefferson

RC (facsimile in Remember When Auctions, Inc., Wells, Maine, catalog for sale of 12 Mch. 1998, lot 1280); addressed: “Genl. Muhlenberg”; franked and postmarked. PrC (MHi); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

having reason to believe: TJ received a communication from Joseph Yznardi, Sr., about his sherry order on 22 Dec. (Vol. 41:596-7).

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