Marseilles the 19th April 1819.
herein Inclosed is the Duplicate of the Letter I had the honor and Pleasure to address you on the 20th March ulto—this is to Inform you that I have Shipped,—tho’ without any order from you, on the Sckooner Gleaner of Philadelphia John Mathews Master Bound for Philadelphia for your account;
|TJ||Mo 1.||one Basket packed with Canvas Containing|
|S.C.||fresh Maccaronis of naples weighing net|
|making, ancient weight of Marseilles|
|℔net a ƒ48– esseintal||F||53 =||75 =|
|Public weighin, Packing, Canvas & Cords,|
|Porterage & Craftage on Board & Duty of||6 –||25 –|
and one Small Box Small Raisins—Sans pepins, from Smyrna ℔ the only Small quantity, that I could procure in this City from one Round Box of about 15℔ = one of my Friend had Just Received from Smirna the Remainder being for his own use, which I beg you to accept, with my best wishes, that you may Eat them, as well as the macarony in Good health & sprit, with your Good Family, and my Sincere Regret, that I have been hitherto unable to Send you the 50℔ you order me by your Favor of the 5th april 1818—the whole to be Consigned to the Collector of the District of Philadelphia, to whom I address one of the Bills of Lading, requesting him to forward those Two Packages to you as soon as possible after their Landing;—
I having not yet Received your orders for your provisions for next year, I have not ordered or prepared any other articles for you, but I hope it will not be Long before I will be favored with a letter on that Subject, informing me at Same time that my Last Invoices did reach you & weither you was satisfied of the qualities of their Contents; it will also afford a great Satisfaction & pleasure to hear at Same time, that you Continue to enjoy with a good State of health, with my Sincere wishes for many years; I have the honor to be with a Great Respect
herein Inclosed one of the Bills of Lading—the Gleaner is on the Point of putting to Sea.
I hope I will be Soon honored with a new Commission from the President to the king of France, I have not dared to write on that Subject to the Hble Secretary of State;
MHi: Coolidge Collection.