Newburgh 11th June 1783
The Inclosed is a copy of my last—since which I have been favored with your Letter of the 18th of May from Baltimore; I have to thank you for your care of the Wine which was consigned to you by Messrs Searle & Co. of Madeira for my use. I beg leave to repeat my wish that they may be sent to my House in Virginia agreeably to the direction contained in the Inclosed.
Your offer of the freight I consider as a mark of very polite attention, but wish, Gentleman, you would not deprive yourselves of the benefit arising from your vessell—I shall pay it with great pleasure at the same time I render you many thanks for the trouble you have had in this business. I have the honr to be Yr Most Obt Servt
P.S. Please to draw on Mr Lund Washington for the Duty & it will be immediately paid.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.