Monticello 11. 1822.
Messrs Dodge and Oxnard
My last to you was of the 19th of April of the last year. since that I have recieved yours of Sep. 24 and Oct. 1. 21. the articles by the brig Union were also recieved in good order and of approved qualities. I now make my annual request for the articles noted at the end of this letter, to meet which I remit with this letter to my friend mr John Vaughan of Philadelphia the sum of 180.D. which I am in hopes he will invest and forward to you in a bill of mr Girard’s on Paris as usual. this, according to former prices, with the little balance in your hands, I suppose sufficient for the articles, and little balances either way may be settled in the next annual call. I wish you may recieve it in time to ship the articles in all September which is of importance towards their escaping the summer heats and winter storms & cold. if you will be so kind on reciept of the remittence to drop me a line, it will the sooner relieve suspence as to it’s safe conveyance. I will thank you for information also of the price of the best brandies of your port. I salute you with great esteem and respect.
|240.||do||vin rouge de Bergasse.|
|125||do||Muscat de Rivesalte.|
|100.||do||vin blanc de Limoux.|
|36.||do||virgin oil of Aix|
|6.||double bottles Anchovies.|
P.S. July 1. the inclosed letter to mr Appleton our Consul at Leghorn, being important, I have thought I could not adopt a safer conveyance than by asking permission to pass it thro your hands. what it will cost you in postage you will place of course to my account.
July 2. after I had sent my duplicate of yesterday to the Post office, I recieved a letter of June 24. from mr Vaughan informing me he had that day remitted you by duplicates mr Girard’s bill for 960. franks: that my original to you which I sent to him was mislaid and praying me to send him 2 copies of it, which I now do.
NjP: DeCoppet Collection.