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Bordeaux, 10 Oct. 1787 . All workmen in the public dockyards “are taken up and put forward”; 3,000 seamen have been ordered from that place; war appears “not far distant”; many private American ships are in Europe; their seamen will be pressed into service “on one side or other”; few will be “found for the American Navigation.” Has been advised by an inhabitant of Quebec who arrived two days...
Dieppe, 10 Oct. 1787 . In accordance with TJ’s request of 5 Oct. he has obtained, not without difficulty, a statement of tobacco received, which, however, does not include the shipments which have arrived for the account of Le Normand and Le Couteulx. Is unable to give an exact count of American and French ships. There are very few of these, but there are a large number of English ships flying...
Frontignan, 10 Oct. 1787 . Has been informed by his banker, Cabanis, that he called on TJ to present Parent’s bill for 374. 14s. and while he was there TJ praised the wine he had received from Parent to a nobleman who was also present; Cabanis offered to transmit an order for the gentleman but the latter refused, wishing to order direct; urges TJ’s friend to order at once because there is...