Bordeaux 1 Aug. 1782
Having a Vessel going to Philadelphia which is an occurence rare with us I have orderd Six Cases of Claret containing thirty Bottles each to be marked for your Excellency on a presumption that Good genuine Wine of this growth will meet a welcome reception. I write Messieurs Meredith & Clymer to whom the Vessel goes consigned to hold the same at your disposal and have transmitted them a memorandum of the Cost and Charges, amounting to Six hundred Twenty One Livres.
Accept most worthy Sir my most Ardent Wishes for your Health. I have the Honor to be with due Respect Sir Your most Obedient Humble Servant
Commercial Agent at Bordeaux
|6 Cases Medoc Wine 30 bottles each|
|together 180 bottles 36s.||324|
|freight paid||18 per case||108|
|Insurance on £630||30 per %||189|
|3 Livres 9 sous or 3/ [ ] a bottle||£621|
DLC: Papers of George Washington.