Washington July 9. 07.
The preceding is a copy of my letter of May 23. committed to the Chesapeake frigate. by the present express vessel sent by the Navy department to the Mediterranean, you will learn the accident which has prevented the Chesapeake from pursuing her destination. by some of our armed vessels now ordered immediately home I am in hopes you will be able to send the wine asked for. it may be doubted whether any other conveyance will occur for a considerable time. I salute you with esteem & respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.