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The first article of the Arret of Dec. 29. permits expressly the importation of Spermaceti on paying the duty of 7 -10 the Quintal and 10. sols the livre, and the general laws of the kingdom allow the importation of cotton spun for cambric at 20 the Quintal. I should think it adviseable to tender these duties: if they demand any others, they should produce the law authorizing it. I suppose...
I have duly received your favor of the 24th. Aug. and think with you there should be no contest for the duty on the candles. I shall be ready to answer it to you whenever you please. I presume you have heard that New York has acceded to the new constitution. I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedt & most humble servt, PrC ( DLC ).
Having occasion to have a communication made to Madame Teresa Ceracchi at Rome, & no correspondent there, I take the liberty of asking leave to do it through you. she is the widow of Ceracchi the Sculptor from Rome who lived sometime in Vienna, came over to Philadelphia, returned to Paris, there engaged in a conspiracy against the first Consul & was executed. his wife & family returned to Rome...
Your favors of Jan. 20. and Mar. 15. have been duly recieved, as also the books, vines, and wines announced in them, for which I pray you to accept my thanks, and to communicate the same to M. Lastri for his book and the vines. these last came in fine order and are now growing here. The wines came also in perfect order, & there is no doubt but the method you adopted for their safe keeping was...
Your favor of Dec. 24. is recieved. Mr. Latrobe superintendant of the public buildings having occasion for a good carver in stone, I have recommended him to mr Mazzei whose acquaintance in Florence will enable him to procure one who may suit us; and I have undertaken to assure mr Latrobe that if he will make the necessary arrangements for money paiments respecting the workman, with you, & for...
Your favors of Dec. 24. and Feb. 1. are recieved, and the Vino del carmine, some time since arrived at New York, is daily expected here. I have recieved from mr Joseph Barnes 2. boxes containing 77. bottles of different wines of Tuscany & 3. bottles of oil, all intended as samples; and all arrived in perfect order, as well that in flasks as that in strong bottles: but the strong bottle is to...
My last letter to you was of May 4. 05. since which I have recieved yours of Feb 25. Mar 16. & 22 May 1. July 6. Aug. 8. Sep. 28. & Nov. 18. and at different times have come to hand safely the several articles accompanying them, to wit, packages of trees, cuttings, plants & seeds, for your attention to which I pray you to accept my thanks. in November I recieved the 473. bottles of...
I take the liberty of putting the inclosed letter for mr Mazzei under your cover & care, as it is very important he should recieve it safely. I wrote you last on the 29th. of April; since which I have recieved no letter from you. I hope however that that letter got safely to hand, & that the 400. bottles of Montepulciano of the growth of the antient Jesuits, with the bill on me for the balance...
I wrote you on the 29th. of Apr. & 26. Oct. 1806. your last which has been recieved was of Nov. 18. 1805. in mine of Apr. 29. I asked the favor of you to ship for me in Sep. or early in Oct. 400. bottles of Montepulciano, of the vineyards of the Antient Jesuits, the 473. bottles of that growth which you had sent me before being the best I had ever recieved, & having kept the best. having heard...
A very sudden dispatch of a vessel to the Mediterranean with orders from the Navy department gives me time only to acknolege the reciept of your letter of Apr. 1. as also of the 350. bottles of Montepulciano, which is come in good order, and the quality entirely approved. you will recieve from the Secretary of state an intimation of the state of things suddenly excited between us & England,...