Marseilles the 27th. July 1804—
I had the honor of acknowledging you Receipt of your kind favor of the 20th. november last;
this is to Inclose you a Copy of a Letter from Messrs. Jourdan & fils of Paris in answer to mine—about the wines of hermitage, to which I beg your Refference; I am Sending a Copy of the Same, to Senator P. Butler, for his Govnt. as I cannot procure him white virgin wine, before next-winter, & in the Interim I may Receive your & his further orders;
as soon as I will be favoured with your commands, I will execute them with Punctuality and attention;—I have not Received any other Letters from you, Sir, Since the—afore mentioned Copy;
I Join with all my Family, in our best wishes for your good health, & your Reelection to the Presidency; the allmighity, is dayly Prayed by us, to Preserve you happy Days and Long life, which are wholy Consecrated, for the wellfare & the Prosperity of the united States, under your Fatherly Government!
I have the honor to be with the Greatest respect Sir, Your most obedient & Devoted Servant
Stephen Cathalan Junr.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.