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To Thomas Jefferson from James Maury, 4 July 1793

From James Maury

Liverpool, 4 July 1793. There has been no material change since the price current of 3 June enclosed in his last letter. He will pay special attention to the orders about the American flag in TJ’s 21 Mch. letter. His brother Fontaine informs him the bond has been effected. On 23 June the Aerial of Philadelphia, Stephen Decatur master, was seized and brought here by the Liverpool privateer Union while on its way from St. Thomas to Bordeaux with 24 French passengers and sundry merchandise, enough of which the captors claim is French property to justify the capture. The usual proceedings have just begun, and Decatur has left for London. On 1 July the George, Captain Latouche, bound from Baltimore to Le Havre with a cargo of flour, was brought here after being captured on 21 June by the Liverpool privateer Ann, recaptured by the French, and then taken by another Liverpool privateer. He encloses an 8 June paper just published.

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD); 2 p.; at foot of text: “The Secretary of State to the United States Philadelphia”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 Sep. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Additional Instructions from George III to the commanders of British warships and privateers, 8 June 1793 (Tr in same; see Enclosure No. 1 listed at Thomas Pinckney to TJ, 5 July 1793). Another text of this letter and its enclosure, recorded in SJL as received 28 Aug. 1793 but not found, was enclosed in TJ to George Washington, and Washington to TJ, both 30 Aug. 1793.

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