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It is in common practise before an old Servant is dismist to assign to him some mark of disapprobation or to thank him for his past attentive Services, also to discharge the Sums due him, or provide for him a decent retreat. Publick Bodies are not to be supposed to know private chains unless situated in a line to reflect lustre. This Letter being intended as a private personal representation,...
Bordeaux, 22 Sep. 1789 . A small ship from Alexandria arrived the day before consigned to Fenwick, Mason & Co., but Mason informs him he is instructed to “send her back with all diligence and that he proposes her to Sail in Eight days”; hence there is no time for TJ to take her.—“They write from Virginia the Crop of Wheat is very abundant that the Indian Corn promises favorable in which case...
Bordeaux, 8 Sep. 1789 . Since his of 5th he has received TJ’s of 8th. —No vessels there bound for “the middle States except the Packet” that sails 15th.—“You leave france in a troubled sea. They have undertaken a great work renderd difficult by the Jarr of Interets, Opinions and unsettled Measures. The leading Members dont appear to act on United principles. Your Council is become necessary. I...
Bordeaux, 5 Sep. 1789 . New York packet will sail from hence 15th.—“The Crop of wheat has proved very short of our wants. We must have recourse to foreign Supplies. Some Expeditions are forming from hence and orders are sent by owners of ships belonging to this port now in the West Indies to proceed from thence to different states on the Continent to take in their Loadings of wheat or flour,...
Bordeaux, 11 July 1789 . Has received TJ’s of 27th by Cutting.—“I have introduced that Gentleman to Mr. Streickeysen.” The sum owed the latter by South Carolina “will be a bar to impower in a Stranger the means of recovery. The State hath named a Commissioner for receiving the proceeds of Tax’s appropriated to the discharge of their foreign Debt. The Commissioner has already made a...
Bordeaux, 23 May 1789 . Eight vessels have arrived from America within “these few Days”: 3 from Georgia and Carolina with rice, tobacco, and skins; 2 from Virginia with tobacco and flour; and 3 from Maryland with wheat, flour, and tobacco. Wheat and flour much wanted. More cargoes daily expected. Want of shipping will retard them, “but these supplies will serve to prevent appearances too well...
Bordeaux, 2 May 1789 . The ship Le Couteulx , 32 days from Norfolk with 875 hhds. tobacco, brought the enclosed. “She left the Capes the 26 March.” He gave to Short a packet of newspapers addressed to TJ: Short says they “are of old date say 9bre. or Decembre.” They hope for arrivals of wheat and flour from America: “They retard and the wants are Urgent.” American advices say “wheat is very...
Bordeaux, 28 Apr. 1789 . No arrivals since his of [25th.] From public prints up to 4 Mch. the states have chosen representatives for Congress except North Carolina: “General Washington President John Adams Vice. Mr. Jay appears to have had many Voices for Vice. Your State is represented … by J. Page, James Maddison, Saml. Griffin, Andrew Moore, R. H. Lee and Alexr. White.—Great disunion in New...
Bordeaux, 25 Apr. 1789 . Since his of 18th, six vessels have arrived from America: “one from Carolina with Rice, three from Maryland with wheat, flour and Tobacco, Two from Virginia with Tobacco and wheat. They are seasonable arrivals. Having urgent wants great supplies must arrive to supply them. These ships will be dispatcht with all posible diligence in hopes to return back to france with...
I am honor’d with your favor of the 12th. We have at present in this Port the Ships Le Marquis de la fayette Cap. Cain belonging to Philada. a good Ship a good Captain, bound to Philada. The Duc de Penthievre with Tobacco from Norfolk to return so soon as discharged, a Good Ship. The Philadelphia from Baltimore unloading and will be ready in 10 or 15 Days. The Mercury her departure uncertain....