From Thomas Newton
Norfolk March. 12. 1801—
I have just arived a consignment of old Madeira wines; Brasil Quality & London Particular, from a Portugeze house; who ships my wine for drinking. the Brasil kind is superior to any other sent here & such as is seldom imported; if you should want a supply, I will direct it to be saved for you by mr. Js Taylor Jr. to whom I have given up my business. be pleased to accept my best wishes for yr. health & happiness & I will with pleasure execute any commands you may have here, I am very respectfuly
Yr. Obt Servt.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 21 Mch. and so recorded in SJL.
Norfolk auctioneer James Taylor, Jr., was Newton’s nephew (Simmons’s Norfolk Directory [Norfolk, 1801], 31; Vol. 23:481).