From André Limozin
Havre de Grace 10 Janry 1788
Most Honored Sir
I have the honor to inclose you a large Bundle of Papers sent to my Care by his Excellency Thoms Jefferson Ambassador of the US at the Court of Versailles to be Forwarded to you. I comply with a very great pleasure with his Excellency’s orders, Since it procures me the opportunity to assure you that I have the honor to be with the highest regard Most Honored Sir Your most obedt Hble Servt
I have the honor to inclose you likewise Charles Jenkin’s Bill of Lading for 3 Boxes Books sent to me by our said Mutuall worthy Friend Thoms Jefferson Esquire.2
RC and enclosure (DLC). Addressed by a clerk. Docketed by JM. For enclosure, see n. 2.
1. Limozin was agent for the U.S. at Le Havre (Jefferson to Limozin, 17 Oct. 1787, Boyd, Papers of Jefferson description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (19 vols. to date; Princeton, 1950——). description ends , XII, 244).
2. Jefferson wrote JM on 17 Sept. 1787 that the three boxes of books for JM, George Wythe, and Alexander Donald were to be forwarded “by the present packet.” The shipment of books was delayed until 27 Jan. 1788, however, when the Juno, under Capt. Charles Jenkins, finally left Le Havre (Limozin to Jefferson, 1 Feb. 1788, Boyd, Papers of Jefferson description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (19 vols. to date; Princeton, 1950——). description ends , XII, 552). The enclosed bill of lading is dated 20 Dec. 1787. On the verso is Jenkins’s receipt, dated New York, 11 Apr. 1788, to Richard Philips for payment of the freight. Jefferson also enclosed copies of the bill of lading in his letter to JM of 6 Feb. 1788.