From Burrill Carnes
Nantes, 24 Feb. 1789. As requested in TJ’s letter of 15 Feb., recommends John Gallwey, “an establish’d Merchant of this City for near twenty years … a friend to America” and “a man of the strictest honor and honesty” to take his place in all matters, including that of Schweighauser & Dobrée, about which Gallwey is now totally ignorant. Carnes expects to sail this week for Baltimore and to return to France in October or November.
RC (DLC); 2 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 27 Feb. 1789.