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You will probably have recieved a letter from Mr. Girard on the subject of the first box of wine and the parcell of raisins you were so kind as to send me. By searching in another stage office, which I did not know of at that time, I have found them and have now recieved the whole. I thought it my duty to mention this in order to save you the trouble of further enquiry, and take at the same...
[ Ed. Note : This letter, originally printed in Vol. 24: 246–7 under its inscribed date of 21 July 1792, was in fact written from Philadelphia on 21 July 1791 and recorded in SJL under that date; see To Pierre Guide, 21 July 1791 [redated] . Guide’s letter of 28 July 1791 , summarized in Vol. 20: 685, is clearly a reply to this epistle.]
Being in the moment of setting out on my journey, I have just time to acknolege the receipt of your favor of the 5th. inst. and to note your information that you had sent off by the stage of that day a case of wine and some raisins for me. On repeated enquiries at the different stage-offices, I find it has never arrived here which I thought necessary to mention to you in order to excite your...
I received last night your favor of Apr. 28. as well as those of your brother and Mr. Cathalan, and experience at the same time regret from the accident to your vessel, and the pleasure of seeing a commencement of commerce between the dominions of his Sardinian majesty and the United states. How far the assortment you have brought may answer here, I am not merchant enough to say; but the...