Richd 10 June 1826
Not being able to find such a Cask of Sicily Madiera Wine as I liked, concluded to send but ten gallons at present, & wait until a better parcel was recd, before I send a larger quantity—if you will let me know when this is out, will send you some better which is expected.
I expect to go up in the stage with this, on my way to Lexington for a week, & shall regret if I am unable to call on you either going or coming. What has gone with Jefferson? I have heard nothing of him for three weeks & feel anxious to communicate with him about several matters. Your Tobacco from Bedford is not yet heard from—