Syracuse 18 Jany 1806
I have been honored by your favor per Brig Washington and I immediately forwarded the enclosure to Messrs. I & W Woodhouse of Marsala who have sent the wine to Malta; and Mr Higgens of that Island informs me that he has forwarded to you two pipes of the very best quality, which I hope in this are arrived in safety—
if on any future occation I may be deemed worthy of your Commands, permit me to assure your Excellency that nothing can give me more pleasure than paying the strictest attention thereto—
I have the honor to be with the highest respect Your Excellency’s most obedt & very Hble Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.