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To Thomas Jefferson from André Limozin, 1 February 1788

From André Limozin

Le Havre, 1 Feb. 1788. Two ships flying American colors arrived “yesterday” with 749 hhds. of tobacco shipped by Johnson & Muir in accordance with Morris’ contract with the farmers-general; the ships, the Sally and Potomac, left Annapolis 26 Dec.; it would be “surprising” if the farmers received the tobacco in spite of the resolution and convention passed at Berni. Is informed by the masters of these ships that other ships are being loaded at Baltimore under Morris’ contract. Capt. Jenkins sailed 27 Jan. 1788 taking the barrel of rice, for which the bill of lading and account of costs are enclosed.

RC (MHi); 4 p.; addressed and endorsed on the verso of the account of disbursements. Enclosures: (1) Bill of lading for rice (missing). (2) Statement of cost for shipping a barrel of rice on the Juno, Capt. Jenkins, to the care of James Madison, New York, amounting to 36.livre tournois 17.6 (MHi).

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