From Stephen Cathalan, Jr.
Bordeaux, 10 Sep. 1792. He arrived here on the 5th. Since his departure from Marseilles, wheat prices there have risen to £60. Wheat can still be freely purchased and exported to foreign ports. But if free trade in this article should end, a horrid famine soon would ensue, for an abundance of wheat depends on high prices. The National Assembly has reduced the duty on tobacco imported on American and French vessels. [P.S.] Wheat will always be “£6. a 8. per charge more at Marseilles than at Bordeaux.”
RC (DNA: RG 59, CD); 2 p.; subjoined to Dupl of Cathalan to TJ, 24 Aug. 1792.