From Fulwar Skipwith
Basse terre 20. Feby. 1791
I beg leave again to remind your Excellency that in none of the french colonies have they received from the Court of France (officially) the Convention with the United States respecting Consuls &c.—therefore no one of their Governors or Commandants can grant me the necessary exequateur or receive me in any form. With Respect I have the honour to be Your Excellys Mo Obt.
RC (DNA: RG 59, CD); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Mch. 1791 and so recorded in SJL.