Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joshua Johnson, 15 November 1790

From Joshua Johnson

London 15 Novr 1790


Finding the Packet has not Sailed, affords me the opportunity of handing you the Court Gazette and Woodfalls Papers up to the 13th. We are at present quiet, and every thing bears the appearance of Peace, which will give facility to Trade, but which will add nothing in favor of the Shipping belonging to the United States. On the Meeting of Parliament the Minister will be called on, for an Account of his Conduct, and as he renders it so I will hand it you. I am always with the greatest respect and esteem, Sir, Your most obedt & very humble Servant,

Joshua Johnson

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD); recorded in SJL as received 12 Mch. 1791. FC (DNA: RG 59, CD). This packet was forwarded by George C. Fox & Sons of Falmouth, who wrote TJ on 19 Nov. 1790: “We wrote thee the 10th Inst. by this Conveyance to which thee will be pleased to refer. The purport of the present is to inform thee, that we received by the Coach a parcel from our friend Joshua Johnson Esqr. desiring us to forward it to thee. It has been delivered to Capt. Gibson of the Colworth Packett, who we requested would take particular care of it” (RC in DNA: RG 59, CD).

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