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I have been daily expecting to communicate to you a regulation on the subject of tobacco, and an arrêt concerning all other articles of our commerce. Still however they are unfinished, tho’ I think they cannot be so many days. In the mean time I am favored with your letter of the 4th. inst. and congratulate you on your happy meeting with the ladies of your family and your safe arrival at...
I could not, till yesterday, obtain the details you desired in your letter of Nov. 21 on the subject of whale oil. They are as follows, and are furnished me by Mr. Barrett, a Boston merchant established at Paris for the sole purpose of receiving consignments of whale oil, and selling them. Black whale oil, or common whale oil costs in America £21 the ton lawful. Spermaceti oil costs £38 lawful...
I have to acknolege the receipt of your two favors of June and July 11. and to thank you for the political intelligence they contained which is always interesting to me. I will ask a continuance of this, and especially that you inform me from time to time of the movements in the ports of Marseilles and Toulon which may seem to indicate peace or war. These are the most certain presages...
On my return from Holland and Germany I found here the letters you had done me the honor of writing me on the 26th. of March and 15th. of April, as also that by Mr. Turnbull, who I suppose had left Paris before my return, as I did not see or hear from him. You mention a declaration of the king’s published at Marseilles and annihilating the favors granted on whale oil. I have made diligent...