From Charles Simms
Alexandria 25th May 1816
Mr Stephen Cathalan commercial and navy agent of the United States at Marseilles, has consigned to my care, four Cases of red wine, which he requests to have forwarded to you by the first opportunity.
I have put them in store where they will be carefully preserved, to wait your further order, as to the mode of conveying them to Monticello.
RC (MHi); in the hand of William D. Simms, signed by Charles Simms; endorsed by TJ as received 1 June 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to James Madison, 15 Aug. 1816, on verso; addressed by William D. Simms: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello (near) Charlottsville Virginia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 31 May.