From J. P. G. Muhlenberg
Philadelphia Febry. 11th. 1803
Last Evening I was honor’d with The Presidents favor of the 6th. inst— The business therein alluded to has this morning been transacted, agreeably to direction, & perfectly consonant with former usage—In this stage of business, after the Entries have been made, the insertion of names is unnecessary—It was only requisite to Credit the U.S with $22.50—for Duties received, & to endorse the Rect. on the Original Entry.
I have the Honor to be with Perfect Respect Sir your most Obedt
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President of The. U.S.”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Feb. and so recorded in SJL; also endorsed by TJ: “paimt. of duty on 200. bottles Champagne bot from M. de Casa Yrujo.”