To Lewis Alexander
Paris May 31. 1786.
Not knowing who is Agent for the United States at Bayonne, or whether there be one, I take the liberty of inclosing to you a copy of a regulation lately made by government here on the subject of tobacco. As it is highly interesting to all persons concerned in the commerce of that article, I must beg of you to take the trouble of making the most immediate and general publication of it possible in that port. I have the honour to be with great respect Sir your most obedient and most humble servt.,
PrC (DLC). Enclosure: See Vergennes to TJ, 30 May 1786.