To André Limozin
Paris June 18. 1788.
My last to you was of the 17. Ult. since which I have been honored with yours of May 22. and June 5. By a letter I have received from Messieurs Van Staphorsts at Amsterdam, I find they have shipt my two stoves on board the same vessel with the boxes of ‘Meubles &c.’ of which I am glad as it will give you trouble once only instead of twice. I find that you have been so kind as to call on Mrs. Montgomery and her son who went to Havre to obtain a passage to America in the ship Sally, but arrived too late. As they will probably stay at Havre till they can know of a certain passage either from thence or from some other port, I beg leave to recommend them to your further notice and civilities. They are wealthy citizens of Philadelphia of very clear circumstances, good connections and personal merit.—The Ambassador from Tippoo-Saïb arrived at Toulon the 10th. inst. where a magnificent reception was prepared for [him]. Notwithstanding the hostile appeara[nce] of the late naval [expedition] there are [circums]tances wh[ich] [lean tow]ards peace between […]1 I believe. It […]den1 have been […],2 if she did not fear a bankru[ptcy …]3 France in a war during her prese[nt circumstances? I have the hono]r to be with great esteem & attachm[ent Your most obedient hu]mble servant,
P.S. Not knowing Mr. Montgomery’s address, I take the liberty of putting the enclosed under your cover.
PrC (DLC); MS torn and some words supplied conjecturally. Enclosure: TJ to Montgomery, 18 June 1788.
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