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This will accompany Duplicates of No. 30 and 31. I have now the Honor to transmit a Copy of the Decision made by the Municipality of Dunkerque on the third Instant respecting the Ship Fame which I receivd last night in a Letter from that Place of the seventh which informs me that the Ship was then sail’d. I have just now written to Mr. Le brun (who by the bye is en État d’arrestation ) a...
This will I expect accompany my last No. 32 of the twelfth Instant no Opportunity having offered since it was written. I do myself the Honor to enclose herein the Copy of what I wrote on the nineteenth Instant to Monsieur Le Brun respecting an atrocious Violation of our Flag and respecting a very extraordinary Step taken by the Convention in the repeal on Motion of a Member, of the Decree by...
Enclos’d herewith you will find my Account up to the first of the last month. I did not send it sooner because I wish’d to comprize therein those of the Consulates none of which are come forward. I shall therefore write to them on the Subject. You will observe that I charge therein 24 given to an American Sea Officer. He appear’d to be, and really was, in very great distress, so that I could...
Enclos’d herein you will find Copies of my Letters of the 27 and 28 June 4. 21. and 24 July and 6 August to the Minister of foreign Affairs with Copies of his Letters to me of the 3. 19. 29 and 30 July. From these you will perceive that my Application for an Order to the Minister of France in America to pay out of the Funds to be furnished by the United States the Drafts made on his...
I never was so long in my Life going the same Distance as on my Return from the City to this Place nor were there ever much worse Roads. This will excuse me I hope for what might otherwise seem neglect—The Service of Plate which I mentioned to you weighed in Paris six hundred and twenty two Marks making about 408 Pounds Troy which at 1⅓ per Oz or $16 per Pound will amount to $6528. There may...
I have received your Favor of the eighth Instant and am looking out for an Opportunity to send on the Plate, concluding you will some how or other take the whole Set. You say you have Forks and Spoons enough. In that Case it will be better to sell them, which can always be done to Advantage, and take those belonging to the Set which if I remember right are made of a Pattern to suit the Rest....
I am asham’d at this late Day to reply to your Letter of the sixth of June. I waited at first for an opportunity to send round the Plate intending to let you have the whole on such Conditions as would have perfectly agreed with the State of the Funds which you was so kind as to communicate. I could meet with no Opportunity and lately the Chancellor being on his Way to France where a Service of...
I have received your Favor of the first. Accept my Thanks for the Communications which it contains. Time will eventually give us whatever Great Britain may withhold in a commercial Treaty. It is probably fortunate for us that she had not the Good Sense to accede at an earlier Period to our reasonable Propositions. I am glad to find it is so clearly your Opinion that Spain will yield to proper...
I receive this Instant your Favor of this Date. Were I at Home, I might perhaps find some Memorandum respecting the Transaction which it alludes to. Certainly I should find the Letters I have received, and Copies of those I may have written on the Subject. By the Copy Mr houdon has transmitted , of a Note from Mr Grand, it is evident that he at least must have misunderstood me. Hudon...
Mr Morris presents respectful Compliments and is much oblig’d to Mr Jefferson for his kind Attention Mr M. will endeavor to have the Plan of a parquet executed if his Carpenters have not already gone too far in preparing Materials for one of their own Contrivance RC ( DLC ); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Apr. and so recorded in SJL . Morris began building a new mansion at Morrisiana...