To Archibald Moncrief
Philadelphia Apr. 28. 1793.
By a letter I have just received from Mr. Curson, I find that the duties of my wine had been bonded by yourself on behalf of Mr. James Brown of Richmond. It was to him I had applied to do what was necessary for me, and he had written to me that he had desired his correspondent to enter them: but (conceiving from the bill of lading that they were landed in Norfolk) I imagined he meant a correspondent in Norfolk, and therefore on learning they were at Baltimore took the measures I did for their entry there. These being rendered unnecessary, nothing further I presume, need be done for the present. I will carefully account in due time to Mr. Brown, or any other person for the duties. I would thank you in the mean time for information of their amount. I am with much regard Sir Your most obedt humble servt
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. Moncrief.”
The 25 Apr. 1793 letter from Richard curson, recorded in SJL as received 27 Apr. 1793, has not been found.