To Thomas Newton
Washington Mar. [i.e. May] 9. 1801.
The day before yesterday I inclosed you the first halves of 4. bank bills for 350. D. to wit 3. for 100. D. each & 1. of 50. all of the United states. I now inclose you the other moieties.
This morning your two letters to Govr. Monroe relative to lands at Gosport were put into my hands and will be duly attended to. in the last of them I observe you mention that mr Taylor had sent some pipes of the wine of which I had a pipe to Richmond &c. from hence I conclude that mr Taylor may have a quantity on hand. if identity of quality can be assured, I shall be willing to take largely of it, say 3 or 4. pipes more at any rate, as soon as the heavy expences of my outfit here are got over, which will be three or four months hence. accept assurances of my constant attachment, & high consideration & respect.
PrC (MHi); misdated by TJ; at foot of text: “Colo. Thomas Newton”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso as a letter of 9 May and recorded in SJL under that date.
Letters to Govr. Monroe: a letter from Newton to James Monroe, dated 23 Apr., mentioned a plot of land in the Norfolk area that might be acquired for public use (RC in DLC, endorsed by TJ). The other letter to Monroe has not been identified. Newton represented Virginia in the appraisement of the shipyard at Gosport (see Monroe to TJ, 4 May).