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Le Havre, 29 July 1791 . Enclosing letter from Short, to which he will not add since he presumes it contains every public occurrence worthy of TJ’s notice.—Believing from many circumstances a more extensive and advantageous trade “will speedily take place between France and North America,” he has decided to establish himself there and has become interested in Le Mesurier & Cie. Hence, if the...
This Evening hearing that a Vessel will take her departure for Philadelphia early to morrow morning, I take the liberty to acquaint you with my arrival here about three weeks since. Doubtless you have been particularly inform’d of the horrid devastation that has lately desolated the richest part of this flourishing colony. Therefore I shall not intrude a new detail on that subject. I will only...
I took the liberty to write you under the 29th. ulto. mentioning the disagreable intelligence that had recently been received from Port-au-Prince. The fears I then had that new mischief would speedily ensue, have proved but too justly founded. A terrible affray has taken place at Port-au-Prince between the Mulattoes and whites wherein many lives were sacrificed. Fire was set to the Town in...
Since I did myself the honor to write you from hence under date 4th. current, affaires have remain’d in pretty much the same state throughout the northern district of this Colony; I mean with respect to the ravages of the Insurgents. The southern and western Districts have been obliged to take copious draughts from the cup of bitterness. Should I attempt to recite the melancholly accounts...
Cape François, 21 Jan. 1792 . He regrets to report that the flattering prospect of a return to tranquillity in the Northern District “has been recently obscured by unexpected depredations of the Insurgents.” For the past fortnight “those remorseless Savages” have amused themselves by burning the ripe cane fields in that area. This has revived melancholy memories of the conflagration that...
Cape François, 24 Jan. 1792 . His last was the 21st current. This city was alarmed between 7 and 9 o’clock in the evening of the 22d by a cannonade from the batteries of Petit Ance and the plantation of St. Michel, occasioned, it is said, “by the appearance of a considerable Body of the Brigands who had the temerity to approach St. Michel apparently with the intention of attempting to burn it...
Since I had the honor to write you under the 24th. ulto., several Detachments of Troops have arrived here from France, amounting to 12 or 14 hundred effective men. These are barely sufficient to reinforce the most important posts, and the Whites must yet submit to the mortification of acting only on the defensive. However, this seasonable succour is received with great Joy, being considered as...
A Flute belonging to the French Government, which was dispatch’d from hence for Philadelphia the beginning of last week, is wreck’d and totally lost on the Reef called Le mouchoir quarré. I am given to understand that all the Letters which were aboard her are lost, and therefore take the liberty of saluting you with the foregoing Copy of what I wrote you by that opportunity. The account of the...
Since I did myself the honor of writing you under 1st. March ulto. I have been in daily expectation of quitting this City, and therefore discontinued that narration of public occurrencies which I have taken the liberty of transmitting you from hence, in the hope soon to have the pleasure of communicating it to you verbally; but finding it yet uncertain when I may have the gratification of...
The Letter which I have the honor to hand you herewith is of an ancient date from Messieurs Havd. LeMesurier & Co., late of Havre de Grace. When I took my departure from that City in the month of September ulto., I expected to have presented you my personal respects in December or January then next ensuing; but the deranged and very unfortunate situation of both public and private affairs in...