Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Fenwick, 26 April 1791

From Joseph Fenwick

Bordeaux, 26 Apr. 1791. Encloses list of vessels entered and cleared in last six months, together with copy of his last. Since then, duty on American fish oil reduced from 12 to 6 livre tournois per quintal, its present rate, but expects this to be modified as experience and commercial interest require. Encloses list of duties prior to 1 Apr. and in force since the 15th.

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD); in clerk’s hand, signed by Fenwick; endorsed as received 9 July 1791 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) copy of Fenwick to TJ 22 Mch. 1791; (2) lists of vessels and duties, not found.

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