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[ L’Orient, 2 Aug. 1787. Recorded in SJL as received 7 Aug. 1787, together with a letter of Zachariah Loreilhe [ca. 3] Aug., q.v., in which Barclay’s letter was probably enclosed. Not found.]
[ Paris, 10 Apr. 1785 . Joint entry in SJL under this date reads: “Mr. Carmichael at Havre. Mr. Barclay. l’Orient and Nantes. Mr. Bonfield. Bourdeaux. Whether any vessels going to Virga. before middle of May or when? To Mr. Barcl. I acknoleged receipt of China. Whether a gentleman with valet could get passage.” None of these has been found.]
[ New York, 30 Nov. 1787 . A letter from Barclay of this date is recorded in SJL Index, which letter was enclosed in the Commissioners of the Treasury to TJ, 5 Dec.1787 , received 26 Jan. 1788, and enclosed in TJ to William F. Ast, 9 Feb. 1788 , q.v.; see also TJ to Ast, 19 June 1788 . Not found.]
I do myself the honor to inclose to your Excellency a letter from Mr. Andrew Huntington of Norwich in Connecticut, covering a Memorial to the Marechal De Castries relative to a demand which he makes for supplies furnish’d some French Prisoners in America by order of Mr. Holker, and which Letter and Memorial I did not receive untill this day though it is dated in May 1786. I do not think that...
I wrote you by this Post, and am Now to Inform you that Mess. French & Co. have Employ’d the Mare-chaussee at all the Passes out of the Jurisdiction of the Parliament of Bordeaux to stop me on the Road. A suspicion of such a proceeding made me Alter my Intention of setting out, and I have Now Certain Information that it is so. I see Nothing for Me to Do, but to Remain where I am, untill you...
Since writing the letter which accompanies this I found the Following Memorandums in a Book of mine. It will Enable you to fill up one of the Blanks in the little Account I sent you. Mr. Jefferson 2 Dozens Madiera wine 30 livs. ⅌ Doz. 60 1½ Doz. Frontignan 24 36 1½ of Muscat 18 27 2 Pounds of tea 16 139 Received Twenty four livres 24 livs.
On my arrival here yesterday I had the pleasure of Receiving your letter of the 31st. of last month. My being a little indisposed I shall only say at present that on Sunday Next I propose setting out for Madrid where I will wait untill I hear from you and Mr. Adams. Mr. Franks will Immediately proceed with some letters which I wrote to you from Tangiers and Ceuta, and with several other Papers...
With this you will find the Duplicate of a letter with some papers for the Governor of Virginia , the original will go by the next packet from l’Orient, and therefore you will have the goodness to send this by some other Conveyance. I am with great Sincerity Dear Sir Your Most Obed. & Most Huml Serv:, The Bearer will deliver to you the two Belts and Cartridge Box, which I Brought here by...
I wrote you a few lines informing you of my arrival, and Expectation of seeing the Count of Florida Blanca this day agreeable to his appointment, in Consequence of which M. Carmichael accompanied me to the Pardo, where the Count resides at present, and there we were Informed that the Minister cou’d not receive us before Wednesday next, as he had had, within a few days, the account of the Death...
I had the pleasure of addressing you twice since my Arrival here, and though I had nothing worth the attentions of you or M. Adams to Communicate, I thought you wou’d wish to know how I am employ’d and to be able to say to him that I have made some progress in my Journey. Yesterday I was Introduced to the Count of Florida Blanca at the Pardo, he received and treated me like a man of Business...