From Thomas Auldjo
Cowes, 9 Aug. 1792. He encloses a regrettably imperfect account of imports and exports by American ships in the Poole consulate for the first half of the year. He delayed sending it in the hope of adding the same information for Bristol, but his agents have informed him that a correct account can only be obtained with the aid of the customhouse books, which are inaccessible without the commissioners’ approval. He will endeavor to send the Bristol account separately in a short time.
RC (DNA: RG 59, CD); 2 p.; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 31 Oct. 1792 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.