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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.
ALS : American Philosophical Society <Dunkirk, July 9, 1778: I refer you to my letter of yesterday. This is to enclose a certificate from the admiralty court, to counter to some degree Poreau’s insinuations against me. Tomorrow I send three other certificates and if they are insufficient will furnish whatever further proof you require; meanwhile Mr. Amiel will give you particulars.> Published...
[ Dunkirk, 5 June 1786. Entered in SJL as received 10 June 1786, “By Louis de Bauque.” Not found.]
ALS : American Philosophical Society <Dunkirk, June 30, 1778: Six Russian ships of the line are reported to have arrived in England, with six more to follow; the officers are British and the crews Russian. Three are ordered to be docked and surveyed in Sheerness, three in Portsmouth.> Published in Taylor, Adams Papers , VI , 244.
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 take the liberty for your Excellencys information to annex a Copy of a letter I receiv’d from Ostend mentioning the arrival there of the London Gazette which contains the King of Englands manifesto, against the Dutch, & his proclamation ordering Commissions to be issued to his subjets to take and bring in all Dutch ships, with orders to his Courts of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society J’ai l’honneur de vous écrire la presente qui vous sera remise par les nommés Whipple Crow & Binjamin Hocum tous deux americains qui ont été pris sur le navire brign la Polly de Rhode Island et conduits a Bristol d’ou ils se Sont sauvés des prisons & sont arrivés ici manquant de tout, comme ils cherchent a retourner en Amerique, Je leurs ai fourni pour le...
ALS : American Philosophical Society J’ai l’honneur de vous ecrire la presente laquelle vous Sera remise par le Sieur Thomas Connoly Americain Lequel a eu le malheur d’Etre pris dans le navire Le Blear Mc Clanaghan a Son Passage de L’orient a Philadelphie par un corsaire de Guernsey auquel endroit il a été conduit prisonnier. Il a trouvé le moyen de S’echaper & de Se rendre ici, & Comme il...