Washington Apr. 29. 1806.
Your letter is just come to hand, acknowledging the reciept of mine of Mar. 14. 1805. wherein I requested a supply of Nebioule wine. in yours you mention that you will immediately send a box of 50 bottles to Leghorn in search of a conveyance. accept my thanks for this attention, & should the box get to the hands of mr Appleton our Consul there, he will find a safe passage for it. as to the apprehensions at Turin that this wine will not bear transportation to America, I think them unfounded. it has more body than the Montepulciano, which shipped in autumn & in common black bottles (not flasks) comes in perfect good order. I shall hope therefore to recieve the further supply you propose to forward me, and shall punctually pay your draught at 30. days sight, on me, for the amount. whether such a bill could be sold at Leghorn for cash so as to prevent the inconvenience of an advance, I am not informed, altho’ I think it possible. I salute you with respect & consideration.
MoSHi: Bixby Collection.