Washington June 8. 06.
I learn by a letter from mr Appleton at Leghorn that he has shipped for me by the ship Cora, Capt. Jones, bound to Baltimore, a case containing 30. flasks & a small box of two bottles of the wines of Tuscany, to your care. I presume they came by the same conveyance with the letter & are consequently arrived. I have to ask the favor of you to let me know the amount of duty & other charges which shall be immediately remitted to you, and to forward the box by the first vessel to this vicinity, & that in the mean time it may be kept in a cool cellar. excuse the trouble which I am thus obliged to give you & accept assurances of esteem & respect.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.