Thomas Jefferson Papers

Circular Letter to Francis Coffyn and Others, 31 May 1786

Circular Letter to Francis Coffyn and Others

Paris May 31. 1786.


I take the liberty of inclosing 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 pray you to make the most immediate and general publication of it possible in your port. I have the honour to be with the highest respect Sir, Your most obedient & most humble servant

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Francis Coffyn, Dunkirk. M. Cavallier, Dieppe. Andrew Limozin, Havre. Anthony Garvey, Rouen. M. Loreilhe, l’Orient. John Bondfeild, Bourdeaux. Etienne Cathalan, Marseille. Nicholas Guiraud, Cette. Burrill Carnes, Nantes.” TJ also recorded in SJL that he wrote letters to all of the above on this date. Enclosure: See Vergennes to TJ, 30 May 1786.

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