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Bordeaux, 9 Aug. 1788. Mrs. Barclay wrote by this day’s post that she would set out by 10th or 15th at furthest, and intended to stop at Blaye . “The Diligence dont pass near that post of some miles,” and he urges TJ to convey his recommendation that she “stop at a Village or small bourg calld St. André de Cubsac near to which we have a Country Seat, and will give instructions for Carriages to...
By the Brig Missoury arrivd yesterday from Philadelphia I received Letters from our friend Mr. Barclay with instructions to facilitate all in my power Mrs. Barclays return to America. I write this Post to Mrs. Barclay advising her the arrival of the above ship and transmit her a remittance to discharge her engagements and defray her Expences to this Post where I shall retain the Vessel and...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 17 Ulto. Under the Guard of the Prevost I found the Men mentioned in the Letter of Le. Cte. de Montmorin. One of them was an Englishman who had no claim to the protection of America, the Other an Irishman but who served part of the Campaign in the American Army and say’s married in Virginia. This man I took out and obtaind a passage on...
Bordeaux, 19 Apr. 1788 . Acknowledges TJ’s letters of 22 Feb. and 3 Mch.; forwarded TJ’s letter to Pichard; hearing nothing from Pichard, wrote him and received the enclosed reply. The “Vins d’hautbrion belonging to Monsr. Le Cte. De fumel” are esteemed as next in quality and a few hogsheads of this of the 1784 vintage are available. Has received “two Cases vin de frontignac from Mons....
I am honord with your favor of the 22 february ulto. inclosing a Letter for President Pichard which I have forwarded to him at Liburn, the residence of our Parliament. The last post brought me a Letter from Mons. Lambert de frontignan advising his having forwarded to my care two Cases of his Wine for Mons. Le Cte. de Moustier at N. York. To avoid troubling Mess. Elie Lefebre at Rouen I address...
Since mine of the 28 nov. I am honor’d with your favors of the 18 and 31 Decr., the first covering a Letter to M. D’Yquem, that estate at present belongs to the Comte de Lur his son in Law to whom I inclosd your Letter, to which you have inclosed his answer. I have receivd from him five Cases of his wine and have shipt them on board the Actif for Rouen. They goe addrest to the care of Mr. Elie...
I receivd in due course your favor of the 13 Instant, the Vin de frontignan for Monsr. le Comte de Moustier shall be carefully forwarded to New York by the first vessel after its arrival here. The American Ships to this have not been subjected to report the contents of their Cargoes inwards nor to take out specified clearances of their outward Cargoes, that no registres have preserved any...
I have the honor to transmit you the State of Imports of Tobacco from the United States to this Port from 1 January 1786 to 24 Sept 1787, since which are arrived four or five Vessels principally for account of the Contractors. I have divided the State in two parts the one containing the Imports on private Account the other from Mr. Morris, on Account of his Contract. We have arrivals that left...
Bordeaux, 12 Oct. 1787. Finds the return made by the farmers-general, enclosed in TJ’s letter of 5 Oct. , accurate; the register of the farmers does not indicate the nationality of the ships in which tobacco was imported so he cannot ascertain how much came in French or American ships, only that “the whole has been brought from America”; the “Tare is taken net the Hogsheds being stript as...
Bordeaux, 10 Oct. 1787 . All workmen in the public dockyards “are taken up and put forward”; 3,000 seamen have been ordered from that place; war appears “not far distant”; many private American ships are in Europe; their seamen will be pressed into service “on one side or other”; few will be “found for the American Navigation.” Has been advised by an inhabitant of Quebec who arrived two days...
At my return from the Country I found the inclosed letter on my Desk which I omitted in mine of the 21st. Ulto. Every appearance here bespeaks preparatives for offensive or deffensive measures. All the workmen in the different branches of the Marine Service are took up and sent to the different arsenals and orders are come to the Marine Board not to grant any more seamen leave to embark til...
Bordeaux, 21 Sep. 1787 . Acknowledges TJ’s letter of 9 Sep. ; is returning a letter sent under his cover for Thomas Blanchard, who was first employed, at Bondfield’s request, by a French firm “and that with a view of drawing the Americans from the British line in which throu the influence of the English ship Broker who they all apply too as speaking their Language confounds and makes appear as...
The fermentation has spread from the Capital to the Provinces who in return furnish fresh heat to animate the Capital. Our Parlement is translated to an inland Town, their Arets and resolves as also them of other Parlements are pointed to Capital reforms, this parlement attack directly the illegality and undue presumption in administration Issueing of Lettres de Cachets in any case whatever,...
Bordeaux, 13 Aug. 1787 . Introduces “Mr. Lennox,” of Charleston, S.C., who has been in Bordeaux, is now proceeding to Paris, and is an American travelling as a private citizen with a view to enlarging his commercial connections. RC ( DLC ); 2 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 12 Sep. 1787, “by Lenox.”
Bordeaux, 17 July 1787. Encloses an arrêt concerning Thomas Barclay which is “couched in terms so offensive to the parties interested” that it throws “a heavy imputation” on all who interested themselves in his behalf “in his Official capacity.” Bondfield is especially pointed out as having misled the authorities. Although Barclay’s Moroccan mission is at an end, his person is still protected...
Mr. Barclay wore down by the inflexable obstinacy of his cruel persecutors who cease not to raise interest to excecute their inhuman projects, flatter’d himself to receive thro your interest a safe Conduct for himself and his partner Mr. Loreille. This engaged his remaining here from Poste to Poste. He communicated to me your letter to him under cover to Mess. Feger. From the contents I...
I have the honor to transmit you inclosed Bill of Loading for Sixty three Cases of Arms shipt on board the Sally Captain Gilkinson for Virginia. The Ship sails to morrow and is a good Vessel and will I hope arrive safe. By the Ship I transmit the Inspectors Certificate with the Invoices received from the Manufactory and the Bill of Loading to His Excellency the Governor of Virginia. I shall...
[ Bordeaux, 16 Jan. 1787. Recorded in SJL as received 21 Jan. 1787. Not found; but see St. Victour & Bettinger to TJ, 23 Jan. 1787 .]
Having sent to take out the clearances at the Custom house for the arms that I proposed to ship to Day on board the Ship Marquis de lafayette bound to Norfolk, The Receiver with whom lays the duty to expedidite the proper papers refused to grant the clearance alledging that the signature of the Controleur General on the face of the Passport was indispensable to enjoy the privaledges granted. I...
[ Bordeaux, 11 Nov. 1786. Recorded in SJL as received 15 Nov. 1786. Not found.]
By mine of the 14 Instant I advised of my having given two drafts on you, favor Monsieur Dumez, together amounting to two Thousand Livres. If they have not been presented for payment I pray you to refuse payment of them having cause to suspect the due application for which they were intended. I have the honor to be respectfully Sir your most obedient Humble Servant, RC ( DLC ); addressed;...
Bordeaux , 14 Oct. 1786. Expects the “Intendant General” to arrive in a few days; will immediately procure clearance for the 34 cases now ready and any others which may arrive; will ship on the Commerce if she is still in port. Asks TJ to honor two drafts: one for 498 livres for articles shipped for his personal account; the other for 1,502 livres for his advances for shipping the arms for...
Since mine of the 5. August I am honor’d with your favor of the 8th. I receiv’d yesterday eighteen Cases Arms from the Manufactory Royal de Tulle No. 69 a 86 which with the other eighteen Cases are lodged in a dry Store waiting permission for their Exportation, which so soon as obtain’d please to transmit to me. Vessels with Tobacco for the Contract arrive frequently. They are the only ships...
Since the advices I had the honor to transmit you the 15. ulto. I have received Eighteen Cases Arms from the manufactory at Tulle Nos. 51 to 68 with a Certificate from the Inspector General, the whole in good Order. In mine of the 15th. I mention’d to you the difficulty I met with from the Intendant. I applied yesterday at the Intendants Office. The Subdelegate informd me that he could not...
Bordeaux, 15 July 1786 . Has shipped on board the Comte d’Artois , Capt. Stephen Gregory, 50 cases of arms, numbered 1 to 50, from the manufactory at Tulle, addressed to the governor of Virginia for the account of that state; lists papers enclosed. The governor must return an “especially authenticated” certificate to cancel Bondfield’s bond for the safe delivery of the arms. Has drawn draft in...
Since mine of the 10th Instant I have received the 17th Inst. 33 Cases and the 20th Inst. 17 Cases, together fifty Cases, No. 1 à 50 containing 30 fusils each as particularised by two Certificates received with the said Cases signed Dubois d’Escordal Captain of the Royal Artillery Inspecteur of the fire Arms of the Manufactory of Tulle residing at Tulle for the service of the Navy and...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your two favors of the 31 Ulto. I have given communication and shall continue to make publick the Resolution of the Committee held at Berni the 24 May. It will certainly have the desired end of promoting a more extensive Commerce betwixt the two States. I shall transmit by the post to morrow a Copy of the Resultat to Rochfort agreable to your Instructions....
I am honor’d with your favor of the 17 Instant also with the Observations of Monsieur St. Victouer, to the Contents of both I shall pay every attention. If the Cases arrive the next month they will be in time to go by the Ship Comte d’Artois bound to portsmouth and will be a perfect good safe conveyance. I have to Acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 24 January, buissness having soon...
A Ship arrived yesterday from New Orleans. The Captain deliverd me the inclosed to you addrest. The Spaniards appear intent to whatever may tend to encrease their population. The province of Louisiana yeilds very rich produce. The two Cargoes arrived here will amount to two Millions Livres in furrs and Indigo. Their population in Spaniards, french and English amounts to Twenty eight Thousand....
[ Bordeaux, after 14 July 1785. ] Sends TJ a copy of a letter received by the last post from Toulon, which indicates that the Algerines’ activities are “influenced by other than their private piratical passion”; he will also advise Gov. Hancock. Tr ( DNA : PCC , No. 87, i ); 2 p.; in David Humphreys’ hand; undated; at foot of letter: “No. 9.” The text of Tr follows immediately after that of...
I receivd in due Course the honor of your favor of the 20th. May. I have this day given my draft on you favor of M. Parmentier for ?590.8 amount of my advances to which request you will give due honor. A Ship from Alexandria in Virginia arived at this port the 20th. Inst. By the papers up to the 6th. may it appears the back Country is settling very fast. The Crops in Virginia are Reported very...
[ Bordeaux, 28 Apr. 1785 . Entered in SJL as received 5 May 1785. Not found.]
I have to acknowledge the honor of your favors of 19th. Decr. and 10 Instt. I deferd replying sooner to your favor of the 19 Decr. hoping a change of weather would have admitted my forwarding the wine you Commissiond. Within this four Days the weather is become moderate. I have in consequence forward[ed] to you four Cases containing thirty six Bottles each of our first Growth per the...
[ 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.]
By last packet from New York I receivd a remittance from Virginia in two Warrants of which anext a Copy of One. Permit me to request your information of the Nature of these Grants, is it at present the time to obtain the Survey or to let the Warrant lay dormant to a future Day? In case it is most Advisable á present Survey, can farmers be obtaind to set down on the Lands and Cultivate them for...
You will have receiv’d advice before this of the departure of M r Jay for London. I was at Passi on friday the Docter askd me if I had seen you and if you intended to come up. I told him that from some words you made use of I judged that you had had intention to come to paris but that some difficulties at present were obstacles to your design. M r Laurence has also been at paris but only past...
ALS American Philosophical Society I am Honord with your Confidential Letter of the 22 Ulto (sans signature). A fall from my Horse by which I have my left arm Broken confines to my room and will prevent for some days longer applying to the Contents of your Enquiries wch I shall do so soon as able and transmit you every information I can obtain from the most Inteligent & impartial of our...
ALS : American Philosophical Society An Express arrivd yesterday proclaimd Peace permit me to renew my Compliments of Congratulation. Mr Barclay wrote me some posts past from Lorient to have the returns of the prisoners at this City which I have transmitted and expect his further instructions by return of Post. I took the liberty to request a protection for two small Brigs I have which will...
ALS : American Philosophical Society The Don Galva of and from Salem arrivd at this Port Yesterday he saild from Salem the 1 December Mons De Vaudrieul with the Fleet remaind at Boston and from the report of the Captain would not sail before the later end of the month the french Troops were arrivd at Boston to embark on board the Fleet. The Indians have committed some fresh Crueltys on the...
With the Compliments of the Season permit me to add the justly acquired Congratulations on the conducting executing and concluding the Great Buissness of your Special Commission the greatest that was ever invested with Powers of equal Consiquence we may emediately expect to learn the progress of M r Dana’s Mission which the acknowledgement of Great Britain will greatly accelerate— pray give a...
Having a Vessel going to Philadelphia which is an occurence rare with us I have orderd Six Cases of Claret containing thirty Bottles each to be marked for your Excellency on a presumption that Good genuine Wine of this growth will meet a welcome reception. I write Messieurs Meredith & Clymer to whom the Vessel goes consigned to hold the same at your disposal and have transmitted them a...
By an Express which past this City on Sunday and by all the Letters by yesterdays post from Spain we are informd America has declared War against Portugal and Hostilities are commenct by the Capture of Six rich Brazil Ships which they name—Captain Paul Jones is said to be the Hero. The Portuguese Consul at Bayonne has sent orders to all Captains at this Port sailing under portuguese Colours to...
ALS : University of Pennsylvania Library By an Express which past thro’ this City on Sunday and by all the Letters by Yesterdays post from Spain we are informd America has declared War against Portugal and Hostilities are commenct by the Capture of Six rich Brazil Ships which they name. Captain Paul Jones is said to be the Hero. The portuguese Consul at Bayonne has sent orders to all Captains...
We have advices from Edenton in North Carolina so late as the 14th March brought by a vessel arrived at this port the 9th Instant one of my Letters contains “It is reported an attack against Charles Town is preparing by General green 2000 Militia of this State is orderd emidiately to join him and all the Troops from Virginia have marchd some time past.” By the Captain I learn a Number of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We have advices from Edenton in No. Carolina so late as the 14th March brought by a Vessel arrived at this port the 9th. One of my Letters contains “It is reported an Attack against Charles Town is preparing by General Green 2000 Militia of this State are orderd imediately to join him and all the Troops from Virginia have marchd up”— The Captain informs me...
Permit me to congratulate you on the progress which the vigorous resolves of the province of Frise informs us is taking to a publick acknowledgement of the american Independance as also of the late resolves of the British parlement. The Neutral Consuls at this Port construe the late Acts to a licence to their flag to transport Goods to the United States under the privalidge and restrictions...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Mr. William Vernon Junr of Boston son to the president of the Navy Board of the Eastern department having been with me these three Years past intending to return shortly to America is desireous to pass a few Days at Paris. Permit me to introduce him to your Civilities his Prudent conduct in the midst of sceenes of disipations has procured him very...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Within this month past have arrived from Ireland upwards of Thirty Captains Officers and Seamen who by bribing the Centeries or out the Hospitals have escaped by Neutral Vessels and come safe off. The reports they make of the misery they endured and that of their fellow Companions is incredible they have requested me to represent their sufferings to you...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I have before me the honor of your favor of the 26th covering the passport I applyd for— By the Laws of Navigation every Ship of every Nation must have a Register or other Document to justify the National property of the Flag under which she Sails. I make use of the passport to supply the want of a regular register. In Letters of Marque the Commission you...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the Honor to write you the Twentieth of last Month requesting a passport for my Brig the York Town which I flatterd myself to receive in Course and delay’d writing you the two posts past in hopes of its coming to hand. Apprehending my Letter may have got mislaid I request the favor that you will please to order the said passport or such other...