Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from André Limozin, 18 August 1788

From André Limozin

Havre de Grace 18th August 1788

Most Honored Sir

I had the honor of writing to your Excellency the 8th instant. I hope your articles come from Amsterdam will have reached you without the least Troubles.

I must acquaint your Excellency that our last Harvest of wheat so well in high and low Normandy as well in Brittany a Guyenne have been very short and in general of a bad quality, therefore I believe this Circumstance offers a very fine opportunity to America to import this year wheat and Flour with a great advantage in our Kingdom; for good wheat is sold now as high as 7 Lvers 10s, perBushell weighing 60 ℔ Paris weight with 4 per C. for good measure. And it is expected that the price will be in short as high as 8 lvers. I believe it would be proper to publish that advice in america. The price of good wheat in Bordeaux is 15 Lvers 10s. per Bushell weighing 140 ℔ Paris’s weight. It is unhappy that we have no Ships coming here from America and bound thither back, in order to give that intelligence. I have the honor to be with the highest regard Your Excellency’s Most obedient & humble Servant,

Andre Limozin

RC (MHi); endorsed; addressed; postmarked “HAVRE.”

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