Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Boylston, [1] March 1786

From Thomas Boylston

Havre de Grace March [1] 1786


The business of my Ship now draws to a narrow. I hope to have all the Cargo on board in two or three days more, and to be in readiness to embark, in the first packet that goes for England which I expect will be in five or six days.

I should be glad to be favor’d with a line before I leave Havre, advising of the progress you have made in Adjusting the remission of the duties, and whether any prospect of its being soon settled as we expect. And whether the Letter I inclosed you for the Marquiss, which I presume he’ll lay before the Committee of American Affairs, of which he’s one, be agreeable to you and the Marquiss and will be of any service in the effecting the business it was design’d to benefit. Not hearing any thing from you Augurs badly. I hope things are better than my fears. My Compliments to the Marquiss and believe me to be with great Regard, Your most Obliged Humb. Ser.,

Tho. Boylston

Please to direct to the Care of V. Homberg & Homberg Freres Merchants at Havre.

RC (DLC); the date has been supplied from TJ’s entry in SJL, where it is noted as received 5 Mch. 1786. The letter Boylston inclosedfor the Marquiss (in his to TJ of 25 Feb.) has not been found.

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