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[ Paris, 29 Apr. 1789 . Recorded in SJL as received 29 Apr. 1789. Not found.]
The Hague, 29 Apr. 1789 . Presumes that TJ is still in France since there has been no word of his departure; presents his compliments to TJ and to Short, who will open Dumas’ letters in TJ’s absence. Hopes to hear from TJ in America; his letters “ me rendront aussi heureux que mes forces et mon âge me le permettront. ” Will rejoice at TJ’s return, “ si Dieu me laisse vivre. Au cas que le...
[ Paris, 29 Apr. 1789 . Recorded in SJL as received 30 Apr. 1789, but not found. This letter may have been concerned with the matters discussed in Henry Lee to TJ, 6 Mch. 1789, and George Washington to TJ, 13 Feb. 1789, both of which arrived on the 29th Apr. The next day TJ called on Morris, who made the following entry in his journal: “Mr. Jefferson comes in to communicate a Letter from Colo....
I have just received your favour of the 24th. inst. with the Letter inclosed which I have sent to Mrs. Paradise. It is now so late that I have only time to say that we last night met the principal of Mr. Paradise’s Creditors, who all agreed to the amended Proposal of allowing Mr. Paradise the money in the Funds and [on]e third of the Produce of the Virginia Estate Debts, excepting only one...
Bordeaux, 28 Apr. 1789 . No arrivals since his of [25th.] From public prints up to 4 Mch. the states have chosen representatives for Congress except North Carolina: “General Washington President John Adams Vice. Mr. Jay appears to have had many Voices for Vice. Your State is represented … by J. Page, James Maddison, Saml. Griffin, Andrew Moore, R. H. Lee and Alexr. White.—Great disunion in New...
La bonté avec laquelle vous avez daigné Repondre a la lettre que j’ai eu l’honneur de vous adresser dans le Courant de fevrier dernier, m’enhardit a prendre de nouveau la meme liberté, pour vous Soumettre directement le fait et la question de la cause que j’ai a deffendre en cet instant. Le S. Williamos est décedé en cette Ville au mois de Xbre. 1785, apres avoir fait un testament olographe,...
I had the pleasure of writing you last from Toulouse. On my arrival here I found yours of the 13th. I thank you much for the information it contained. Mr. Rutledge joins his thanks also. The letters you mention having certainly inclosed him in mine must have been taken out in the post office. He was present when I recieved and opened your letter and saw that his were not then in it. He is...
Bordeaux, 27 Apr. 1789 . Has received TJ’s of 17th with enclosed letters of introduction for Lisbon. Fears TJ will think him “very capricious” when he tells him that he has “defer’d going into Spain and Portugal, and shall proceed with Mr. Short to Paris,” a decision determined by “my desire to see you before you sail for America, by the advanced state of the season, the accounts … received of...
I received some time ago from the hands of Mr. Izard a copy of your Notes on the State of Virginia, for which [I] return you my very sincere thanks. I do not however think that the French press has done you the same justice as Stockdale’s, a copy of whose edition I got from England as soon as it appeared. You will not, I trust, suspect me of flattery, when I assure you, that I consider all...
[ Paris ], 26 Apr. 1789 . Sends compliments, and expects to come wish him bon voyage, hoping to be more fortunate than last time he came for that purpose.—Begs TJ to make note of his promise to report to him the debates of all “ les Provinces relatifs à l’Etablissement du Congrès Excepté celui de Massachusets bay parce qu’il l’a,” even of those that have not acceded, especially of Rhode...
Bordeaux, 25 Apr. 1789 . Since his of 18th, six vessels have arrived from America: “one from Carolina with Rice, three from Maryland with wheat, flour and Tobacco, Two from Virginia with Tobacco and wheat. They are seasonable arrivals. Having urgent wants great supplies must arrive to supply them. These ships will be dispatcht with all posible diligence in hopes to return back to france with...
Le Havre, 24 Apr. 1789 . Since his of 16th, three Philadelphia and one Glasgow ships have arrived: the last comes from “Norfolk in Virginia, under american Colors,” and will return to Virginia by way of Glasgow. Encloses a letter “arrived this day from Charleston … by the small Brig Thomas and Martha, Captn. Adams.” RC ( MHi ); 2 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 26 Apr. 1789....
Having receivd the month of febry. last, a Cargo of wheat, from New-york, to my Consignment, by the brigg, Liberty, Capn. Wam. Williamson, the first one Exported, from the Continent dispatch’d, by my friends, Messrs. Gouverneur Kemble & Ce. of that place, I have been pay’d in due time here, by Mr. Duclerc Collector, master General, the amount, of the Kings premium, according the arret, datted...
Le Havre, 20 Apr. 1789 . Mistral, Intendant of Marine there, asks if they have had a reply from TJ to their letter of 13 Mch. about the two sons of Col. Talbot, now at Brest. They ask for such a reply that they may respond to him.—They enclose a letter just received by the ship Les Trois Frères, Capt. Russel, out of Boston with a cargo of grain, flour, and beef: “ ce navire n’a que trente deux...
Paris, 20 Apr. 1789 . Encloses a list requested by TJ. RC ( ViWC ); in French; 1 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 21 Apr. 1789. Enclosure not found, but it was possibly that mentioned in Short to TJ, 28 Apr. 1789 .
I had the pleasure of writing to you from Marseilles in answer to your friendly letter recieved there. Since that I have been engaged in the journey from that place to this. We passed by Aix, Avignon, Orange, Pont St. Esprit, Nismes Montpelier, Bezieres. Here we embarked in the postboats which we found would be much cheaper and almost as convenient as a boat taken for ourselves. The stoppages...
Paris, 20 Apr. 1789 . Acting on TJ’s advice, he discussed his plan to set up a soap manufactory at Boston with Mr. Parker, who has been most charming and has written himself for all possible information on the subject. Many people think the establishment would succeed well and would be an advantage to the country. Consequently, Thiery hopes that he may have TJ’s protection and recommendation....
Une dame de ma Connoissance, L’Epouse de Colonel La Terriere maintenant etabli à philadelphie, desireroit rejoindre son Mari par un Vaisseau qui partiroit en Juin du havre. Je Lui ai parlé de Votre depart prochain. Seroit il possible qu’elle put s’embarquer sur le Navire qui Vous transportera? Ou bien connoissés Vous d’autres Vaisseaux? Je vous serai obligé de me repondre sur ces deux...
I am honor’d with your favor of the 12th. We have at present in this Port the Ships Le Marquis de la fayette Cap. Cain belonging to Philada. a good Ship a good Captain, bound to Philada. The Duc de Penthievre with Tobacco from Norfolk to return so soon as discharged, a Good Ship. The Philadelphia from Baltimore unloading and will be ready in 10 or 15 Days. The Mercury her departure uncertain....
I duely received your favours of the 30th. ulto. and 9th. inst. and I have lost no time in using my endeavours to bring Mr. Paradise’s business here to a Conclusion, though this has not yet been effected from various causes, and among them one of the most considerable has been Mr. Youngs other pressing occupations or his dilatoriness.—Before I had time to inform the silk mercers of Mr....
J’ai L’honneur d’exposer à votre Excellence La triste position du Sr. Maizieres, Negociant francois, qui se trouve dans la plus grande détresse en cette ville avec Trois mille Dollars Papiers des Etats unis, Treasure of Loan produisant interêt à Six pr %. Il la supplie de lui faire payer à Paris ceux de plusieurs années echües. Si cela lui etoit absolument impossible, il Réclame de sa...
It will give you pleasure to hear that a very commendable Spirit of Industry and Enterprize, has Succeeded to a Period of Languor and Inattention to our best Interests, and that the Citizens of Philadelphia have at length discovered that their own Efforts, properly directed, will furnish them with a Variety of Manufactures that they have been in the Practice of procuring from Europe. Many...
Nantes, 16 Apr. 1789 . Will be “singularly happy” to serve TJ in any way. “The only vessel now in this port from the united states is the Brig Hibernia, Capn. O’Brien, lately arrived here with a cargo of rice from Georgetown, south Carolina.” The ship is about 4 years old, 130 tons burthen, and seems to be well found, but the captain, finding no return cargo, intends to sail in 4 or 5 days for...
Le Havre , 16 Apr. 1789 . In reply to TJ’s letter of the 12th, the three American ships here at present are the Friendship , Capt. Arles, Philadelphia, 300 tons, 5 years old, returning to Philadelphia 26 Apr.; the Russel , Capt. Hawks, Alexandria, 260 tons, 6 years old, bound for Philadelphia within the next 3 weeks; and the Rachel , Capt. Journeau, sailing under American colors though the...
[ L’Orient, ca. 16 Apr. 1789 .] Acknowledges TJ’s letter of the 12th: “ J’y vois avec peine le dessein que vous formez de vous éloigner d’un paÿs où le commerce de France trouvoit dans ses relations avec l’Amérique un protecteur si éclairé. J’espère que vôtre absence sera courte, et qu’à vôtre retour vous trouverez enfin chez nous une administration moins embarrassée de détails, et les objets...
Amsterdam, 16 Apr. 1789 . They acknowledge TJ’s favor of the 9th enclosing a letter from the Board of Treasury “with directions for the disposal of monies on account of the United States, which we Shall punctually fulfill. We feel ourselves happy to have thus terminated a difference of opinion that Subsisted between Your Excellency and us on the Subject. Notwithstanding the orders of the Board...
Nancy, 15 Apr. 1789 . Is grateful to TJ for offering to take her letters to America. Asks him to assure Mrs. Banister of her “tendre attachement”; she and the other friends who overwhelmed her with kindness will remain precious memories, saddened only by the thought that she will never see them again.—She will pray for a successful and happy voyage for TJ. [ In postscript :] She had not known...
Puydarnac, 14 Apr. 1789 . Takes advantage of TJ’s letter to his mother of 9 Mch. offering services “for her Son in America” to ask that enclosed letters “be forwarded to their destination, as soon as possible, after you have landed on that Blessed Continant.” He is “looking as a great honor to have becomed one of its Citysens”; left New York 9 Jan. last and on 1 July next will “return where...
I take the liberty to acquaint your Excellency that the Biblia Indica per Elid Cantab. 4to. went for a great deal More then you had Marked it at, O[n] May the 2d. will begin to be sold the other Books. The Diodorus Siculus will be amongst the first. Mr. Robson has promised Me if he can get them for less then your Excellency has Marked them at he will. I see very plainly he wishes to do every...
Messrs. Jacquier[t] & Bosset of this City applied to us some time ago to know whether we could sell them the arms we have in our possession. We answerd that we could not without previous orders from Your Excellency.—They now inform us that they desired their Banker Mr. Grand to make you the same proposal and that you have told him that the greatest part of these arms would shortly be shipt for...