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1General Orders, 28 March 1778 (Washington Papers)
...of the Brigadiers and officers commanding Brigades the prices of sundry liquors were fixed as follows and now ratified by the Commander in Chief (viz.) West-India rum or Spirit at 15/ Continental rum 10/ Gen 9/ French brandy 19/ & Cyder royal 2/ pr quart and in larger or smaller quantities at the same rates.
...Guard-house, where he was confined for adulterating the officer’s Rum, without tryal or punishment, tho’ the Regiment were defrauded by sd Serjeant for 355 Gills of rum & 2 Gallons of French brandy: Notwithstanding Col. Nicola took the Serjeant’s part not only to clear him from punishment; but also sollicited the Court to give him an honest Character, when I opposed him, he left the...
, q.v. At the time Otto transmitted the printed version, Van Berckel, the Dutch minister, had just protested to Congress against the Virginia Act granting exemption of duties to French brandies as being in violation of the most-favored-nation clause of the Treaty with the Netherlands of 1782, a protest which, on Jay’s report, Congress in Oct. 1787 conceded to be valid (Van Berckel to Jay,...
...delegates in Congress over the Mississippi question and the consular Convention should add strength to the growing Franco-American ties manifested, for example, by the decision at Berni of 24 May and by Virginia’s exemption of duties on French brandies. At this point in
...vessels of nations not in treaty with the U. S. an addl. duty of 4 d. on every gallon of Wine except French Wines, and of 2 d. on every gallon of distilled Spirits except French brandies which are made duty free. The exceptions in favor of France were the effect of the sentiments & regulations communicated to you by Mr. Calonne. A printed copy of the communication was recd. the last day...
...in vessels of nations not in treaty with the U.S., an additional duty of 4d. on every gallon of wine except French wines, and of 2d. on every gallon of distilled spirits except French brandies which are made duty free. The exceptions in favor of France were the effect of the sentiments and regulations communicated to you by Mr. Calonne. A printed copy of the communication was received the...
, XII, 289–90). He claimed that the exemption from duties of French brandy imported into Virginia by French vessels violated the most-favored-nation clause (Art. II) of the Dutch treaty with the U.S. (Miller, ed.,
...had lodged a formal protest against “An act to impose certain duties,” passed by the legislature the year before. He claimed that the act violated the Dutch treaty with the U.S. by discriminating against Dutch ships importing French brandy. See ...amending act that passed 8 Jan. 1788 Dutch vessels were extended the same privilege enjoyed by French bottoms of importing French brandy duty-...
...approved. The House then took up the twelve-cent duty on other spirits. Smith (Maryland), in order to introduce the principle of discrimination between treaty and nontreaty countries, moved for a six-cent per gallon duty on French brandy (...motion for six cents on French brandy was modified to twelve cents on Jamaica rum and ten cents on other spirits imported from countries having...
...no advantage the general government can give to New England rum, will bring it into use; he proves this by the observations I made the other day relative to the effect produced in Virginia, where French brandy is imported in certain vessels free of duty; I shall add nothing more on this point than stating what is well known to be the case. In Virginia the habits of the people are so...