Newyork February 11th. 1805
I am apprehensive I have been guilty of an Incorrectness in not acknowledging before the Receipt of Your Excellency’s Remittance for $546.43/100 in full for the Hungary-Wines. It was occasioned by the Expectation I entertained of paying personally my Respects to you at Washington, but which I have not yet been able to realize.
It is very satisfactory to me that the Wines in the whole have answered Your Excellency’s Expectations.
I remain with great Respect Your Excellency’s most obt. st.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.