From John Rutledge
Charleston, 24 Oct. 1787. Messrs. Brailsford & Morris, of that city, will ship some rice to France early in the winter and, being strangers, may wish to refer to TJ for information concerning French merchants; they are an honorable firm and their punctuality may be relied on. Hopes this venture may “open, and, in a short time, establish, an extensive and valuable Market for our great Staple.”
RC (DLC); 2 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL Index; evidently received with Bérard’s letter of 17 Feb. 1788, having been enclosed in Brailsford & Morris to TJ, 31 Oct. 1787, q.v., note.