From Jean Baptiste Ternant
Philadelphia, 2 July 1792. In conformity with orders just received, he sends copies of the new clearance form for French merchant vessels. He requests TJ to show it to the President and to ask him to issue the necessary orders to American ports so that these vessels can receive clearance in accordance with the law and sail without impediment.
Tr (AMAE: CPEU, xxxvi); 1 p.; in French; at head of text: “Duplicata.” Tr (same); in French; date erroneously changed to 4 July 1792; at head of text: “Triplicata.” Recorded in SJL as received 3 July 1792. For publication of the enclosure, see note to TJ’s reply of 6 July 1792.