James Madison Papers

William Allen to James Madison, 20 November 1830

Fredericksburg Nov. 20. 1830

Dear Sir

Alleck left here this evening & takes with him

6 loaves best quality Sugar

10 gals. ... " ... Cognac Brandy

10 " ... Lisbon Wine

10 ..." ... Malmsey Malaga Wine

4 bottles Salad Oil

1 Vial Cayenne Pepper

1 Pound Bottle Mustard

1 Box Spermacetti Candles

1 gal. Pickled Oysters

1 Canister Gunpowder Tea 2d. quality

1 Bottle Lemon Sirup

1 Bottle Martinique Mans. Snuff

1 doz. Lemons &c

1 Bundle Stationery from Wm. F. Gray’s

1 Bundle Cloth all of which I am in hopes will reach you safely, he only brought two Kegs & One of them being useless I have furnished two new ones. The Weather is so warm that I do not think it safe to send the Oysters in the shell, they will be forwarded when Alleck comes down again, Java Coffee & Buckwheat Meal I am in the daily expectation of receiving they will be sent by the next opportunity likewise. They are not to be had in town at present or they would have been forwarded. I am with much respect Your Obt Servt

Wm Allen

RC (PPPrHi). Docketed by JM.

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