From André Limozin
[ Le Havre, ca. 20 Dec. 1788]. Acknowledges TJ’s letter of “the 11th instant. Our Customshouses Collector hath received orders to admitt importation of American Whale and Sparmacety oyll.” Has received a letter from Mr. Lewis Moore, dated at London 14 Dec., inquiring about the clock shipped to America; asumed that Mr. Moore, whose address is “Colchester Street Tower Hill,” was an American. Asks whether TJ thinks Americans will ship wheat and flour to France; has sold in the past four weeks wheat and flour consigned to him from Great Britain for £15,000 sterling.
RC (MHi); 2 p.; endorsed; without date or place, but obviously a reply to TJ’s letter of 11 Dec. 1788 and written after receipt of Moore’s letter of 14 Dec. from London, hence probably about 20 Dec.