To Tench Coxe
[Philadelphia, January 1, 1794]1
What regulations have been made by France since the commencement of the present Revolution including the Constituent Assembly with regard to the following articles—
Flour, Tobacco Rice, Wood, Salted Fish, Fish Oil, Pot & Pearl Ash, Beef & Pork, Indigo, Live Animals* Naval Stores say Tar
Pitch & Turpentine, Iron* bar & pig
The Inquiry respects as well the West Indies as Europe.
Mr. Coxe will oblige me by exped⟨itious⟩ examination. My materials give only partial information.2
AL, RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives.
1. This letter is undated. A note at the bottom of the page reads: “recd. January 1, 1794.”
2. H may have wished this information for use in the preparation of his “View of the Commercial Regulations of France and Great Britain in Reference to the United States,” which is dated 1792–1793 in PAH, XIII, 395, but which may have been written in 1794. See Coxe to H, January 1, 1794 (printed in PAH, XXVI); H to Coxe, January 12, 1794 (printed in PAH, XXVI).