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AL : American Philosophical Society Dubourg’s inventiveness seems to have been his chief, if not his only, qualification as an entrepreneur. When he learned that the commissioners’ negotiations with the farmers general had broken down on the issue of shipping, he returned to the “grande affaire” that he had mentioned in an earlier letter, that of forming a company to bring the tobacco to...
AD : American Philosophical Society Le commerce des tabacs pour la fourniture de la ferme generale offre a la societé qui l’entreprend dans les circonstances presentes la perspective d’un benefice aussi assuré et plus considerable que jamais. Avant les troubles qui ont divisé les Colonies de leur Metropole, les entrepreneurs de ce commerce achetoient le tabac dans la Virginie et le Mariland à...