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Dunkerque, 7 Jan. 1788 . Acknowledges TJ’s [circular] letter of 31 Dec. and its enclosure; has communicated information therein to merchants concerned with American trade and has taken precautions to prevent its being published. RC ( DLC ); 2 p.; endorsed.
[ Dunkirk, 5 June 1786. Entered in SJL as received 10 June 1786, “By Louis de Bauque.” Not found.]
Dunquerque, 2 May 1788 . Acknowledges TJ’s letter of 28 Apr. 1788. No ships being available for Le Havre, has sent the four boxes of plants overland “by the way of St. omer to the care of my friends Messrs. Broucq freres of that place,” recommending that they forward them immediately. Hopes they arrive safe; expenses too trifling to notice. RC ( MHi ); endorsed; in SJL Index TJ incorrectly...
[ Dunkirk, 24 Dec. 1786. Recorded in SJL as received 27 Dec. 1786. Not found, but it must have related to the report that Coffyn made to Crèvecoeur about the accessibility of the port of Honfleur to American trading vessels; see Brissot to TJ, 27 Dec. 1786 ; Ducrest to TJ, 27 Dec. 1786. ]
In answer to your Excellencys letter of 8 inst. I have the honnor to inform him that Allexander Cross [Gross] hostage for the ransom of the sloop Charlotte of Southampton McGriger master taken by the privateer Countess Davaux in february 1782, is still confined in the prison of this Town. Agreable to your Excellencys request I have made all possible inquiry respecting the cause of the hostages...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the honnor to address your Excellency on the 6th. inst, whereunto I beg leave to refer. This cheafly Serves to enclose a Copy of a letter I Just now received from my friend M. Bodin at Lille, to whom I wrote to enquire about the price of Bells. If that which was offer’d me here at 30 s. per pound all charges included, as mentioned in my Said letter,...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the honnor of addressing your Excellency on the 15. ulta. an abstract of the general account of my disbursments for the relief of the american prisonners during the war, ballanced by £.361. 12. 8. [ i.e., l.t. ] in my favour and to inform your Excellency that I remitted a copy of the same to M. Barclay in order to convince him that Since the...
Dunkirk, 23 Mch. 1788 . Informs TJ of the arrival of the ship Portsmouth , “on board of which Coll. Banister of James River near Petersburg, ship’d four Cases young Trees,” which were assigned to Limozin at Le Havre but could not be unloaded there because of the short time the ship stayed in that port; will take the trees to his house to await TJ’s orders; fears it would be dangerous to ship...
Dunkerque, 6 Jan. 1786 . Received TJ’s invitation to dine just before he left Paris and sent a note by a servant explaining that he could not postpone his departure because his mother-in-law was ill; arrived home the day before her death. Had called on TJ, with Mr. Barclay, to express his gratitude for the civilities shown him; will strive to merit TJ’s protection by his zeal in attending to...
I received your Excellencys most respected favour of 31st. Ultme. inclosing a copy of a regulation made by this Gouvernment on the Subject of Tobacco, which agreeable to your Excellencys orders I have communicated to the native and American Merchants at this place concerned in the Commerce of that article. In consequence of this regulation I imagine proposals from these Merchants will be made...