James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Edward Jones, 8 July 1802

From Edward Jones, 8 July 1802

Pointe à Pitre July 8th. 1802.


Enclosed I have the Honor to forwd. you copy of my last. Since then for nearly 30 days we were prohibited from exporting any kind of produce except Rum & Molasses from this Colony. This order however has lately been taken off, and all kinds may now shipped by us, on paying the following Duties

10 per Ct. on Sugars

5 Do. on rum & Molas.

4 1/2 sous per lb on Coffee

4 1/2 lt. per Cwt. on Cotton—with an addition of 10 per Ct. on amount of Duties, and we are allowed to import articles of the first necessity, that is all kinds of provisions and Lumber free of Duty.

I expect to leave this for the U. S. in about a month and hope soon to have the pleasure of seeing you.

This Island may be said to be restored to perfect tranquility, the Brigrands are all Distroyed except 100. to 150 Headed by Palerme who has taken refuge in the Mountains of Guadeloupe. I have the Honor to be very respectfully Sir Your Mo. Obt. and very Hble Serv⟨t.⟩

Edwd: Jones

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