Thomas Jefferson Papers

IV. Jefferson to Lafayette, 7 July 1789

IV. Jefferson to Lafayette

Paris July 7. 1789

Dear Sir

I inclose you a letter on the subject of what Mr. Mirabeau said which you were so good as to say you would have read in the assembly. I find that there has been imported from the United States into the Atlantic ports of France from March to May inclusive44,116quintals of corn12,221quintals of flourmaking56,3371quintals.

Add to this what has been imported since the month of May, suppose about 20,000 quintals a month, and what has been furnished to the French islands which has prevented an equal quantity being exported from France, and you will have the proportion drawn from us.—I am with great affection Dear Sir Your friend & servt,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC).

1TJ first employed the totals for wheat and flour as given in the tabulation furnished by Brac de la Perrière in the preceding document, which made this total 57,075. He then deducted the amounts in each column for the shipment to Marseilles (see note 1, Document iii), and altered all three figures to read as above, and applying only to the Atlantic ports.

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