To Anthony Charles Cazenove
Montpellier Apl. 18. 182⟨1⟩
If you have any remains of the Lisbon Wine I had from you a year ago,1 or any of similar quality & price viz 125 Cents per Gallon, be so good as to send me a pipe or Hhd. well cased by the first opportunity to Fredericksburg addressed to the care of Messrs. Mackay & Campbell: also a twenty Gallon Keg of best Cognac brandy, and a like keg of best West India Spirits, both cased also. If I do not step out of your line I ask the further favor of you to send a Barrel of good brown Sugar, and another of good White do. with a Bag of Java Coffee, or of nex[t] best quality, the whole addressed as above. With friendly respects
RC (owned by William Reese Company, New Haven, Conn., 1999). Year illegible on document; conjectural year assigned based on comparison with Cazenove to JM, 25 Apr. 1821, where Cazenove thanks JM for his “very obliging favor of 18th instt.” Docketed by Cazenove as received 21 Apr.
1. For the shipment of Lisbon wine Cazenove sent JM in September 1819, see Cazenove to JM, 7, 20, and 23 Sept. 1819, PJM-RS description begins David B. Mattern et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Retirement Series (2 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 2009–). description ends 1:507–8, 514, 515.