Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Anthony Garvey, 5 February 1787

From Anthony Garvey

Roüen 5 February 1787


I have Received the Honour of your Excellency’s letter with the acquit which is in rule.

There is a regular Dilly that Gos from hence to Havre (Saturday Excepted). It returns likewise every day (Saturday Excepted). The fare is 16livre tournois 4 for a Place.

M. Boylstons Claim for return of the duty Paid on his oil, is the more favourable, that with the neat proceeds of his said cargo, he bought Sugars at Havre which he sent to Boston, the first opperation of the Kind that ever was practised.

May I beg the favour of your Excellency to order the Inclosed to be forwarded to M. Barclay by first occasion. I have the honour to be Your Excellencys most humble & most obedient Servant,

Anthy. Garvey

RC (MHi); endorsed: Garvey, the Diligence to Havre.” Enclosures: (1) A completed form that had been set by TJ and probably enclosed in his to Garvey of 29 Jan. 1787, the hours of arrival and departure being in Garvey’s hand and the remainder of the text in TJ’s, reading as follows: “Le moment du depart de Paris a 11 heures preciser du Matin. Le moment de l’arrivée à Rouen a 8 heures du Matin. Le moment du depart de Rouen 10 heures du Soir. Le moment de l’arrivée à Havre a Midy“ (MHi). (2) The enclosure for Barclay has not been identified.

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