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ALS : American Philosophical Society <Nantes, August 24, 1778: My illness since Capt. Tucker’s departure prevented my writing you concerning three prizes he sold to M. Puchelberg of Lorient, for Mr. Schweighauser’s account. Puchelberg advised Tucker of the high duty on the prize cargo of fish. Consequently Tucker permitted sale of the fish and the three vessels for 30,000 livres, a sum far...
ALS : American Philosophical Society <Lorient, August 24, 1778: We are herewith forwarding a letter given us yesterday by Mr. Lee, living at Schweighauser’s. Please acknowledge its receipt. As associates of Schweighauser in this town, we offer our services and would appreciate your patronage.> Published in Taylor, Adams Papers , VI , 388. Thomas Lee, identified in Berubé de Costentin’s letter...
ALS : American Philosophical Society <Paris, August 24, 1778: When I reached Calais on May 4 the customs officers detained part of my luggage, consisting of household linen and plate, as contraband. Soon after arriving in Paris I mentioned the matter to Mr. [Arthur] Lee, who told me that I had no remedy; his brother, though a public minister, had had to pay fifteen guineas. Public officials...