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Rouen, 17 July 1788 . Director of customs at Rouen has ruled that “refin’d Spermacœti could not be refus’d” under second article of Arrêt, but that “he Conceived it impossible Candles could ever be included” and that, “as having never been particulariz’d in any previous arret they must be” subject to the 5% ad valorem duty levied on all foreign merchandise not enumerated. On examining candles,...
I receiv’d the letter which you did me the honor to write of the 20th. and have agreeably reship’d the candles. The Captain of the Vessel immediately upon his Arrival in Port enter’d his Cargo at the Custom House in which was included the Case. Altho’ I knew this circumstance Yet as it had it not been landed, I concluded no duties would be demanded indeed the officer coincided with me in...
I had the honor of receiving your Excellency’s letter of July 29th. The absence from Town of the Director of the Customs has prevented my replying till this time. The result of my inquiries is thus. That the Arret in which is Clas’d the SpermaCæti candles, after enumerating the duties upon a great variety of merchandize, there is then article which says that all foreign merchandize of whatever...
Paris, 12 Dec. 1790 . From late arrangements made relative to the manufactory at Rouen, his residence there in future will be unnecessary. He requests TJ’s support in his application as consul at Lisbon. “The great commerce which exists between the United States and Portugal has Decided my establishment there (if the appointment can be obtained). The position Appears the most eligible and the...
I am well aware that in addressing you by letter, I am deviating from the usual mode of Application, but the great distance at which I am placed, and the uncertainty of every other avenue to convey to you my request, will I presume testify, they have been the alone motives for prefering the one I have adopted.— this being at once Sir my apology and my Reason, suffer me in a few words to state...
The two letters you did me the honor to write under date of the 5th and 13th of July last, have lately reached my hands.—In the course of a month an opportunity will present for Baltimore, by which conveyance I shall reply particularly to both, and likewise ship the Wine you are desirous to obtain, as that quality can only be procured at florence. By the same vessel you will receive, Sir, a...
The two letters you did me the honor to write under date of the 5th. and 15th. of July have both reach’d my hands.—the former on the 27th. of December and the latter on the 14th. of November.—Agreeably to your direction I have employed a friend at Rome, so to convey to Madame Ceracchi , that part of your letter relative to her husband, as to correct the error she is in, with regard to her...
I had the honor of addressing you on the 20th of March by the ship Piomingo to the care of Mr. Gelston Collector for New York, and forwarding by the same conveyance the Montepulciano wine you had directed.—it was likewise accompanied with some Vine-cuttings, and a treatise on the cultivation of them, both of which were presented me by Mr. Lastri Director of the King’s gardens, and President of...
If I were solicited by a person of less respectability than Mr. Melzi Vice: President of the italian republic, through the medium of his minister Mr. Tassoni near the court of florence, be assured Sir I should not have taken on myself the liberty of presenting to you the bearer Mr. Giuseppe Timpanari Vigano, however highly I may esteem the qualities with which he seems so eminently...
I believe, Sir, that the last time I had the honor of addressing you, it was on the Subject of the bust of General Washington modell’d by Cerracchi . I had, in vain, long sought this bust at your Request, when finally I discover’d that m r Lee , Consul at Bordeaux was the owner of it; at which place Cerracchi disembark’d from America , previous to his fatal journey to Paris