From André Limozin
[Havre de Grace 11th. August 1786]
Most Honored Sir
I am indebted to your Excellency’s most honored Favor, of the 8th inst. Our Customhouse officers will not admitt the Shipment for America of the Cartridges boxes you have consigned me, unless I shew them an order from the Minister. Therefore I must beg of your Excellency to procure me such voucher, and to let me know if I could dispatch them by the way of Baltimore.
I have not as yet received any Letters from Mr. Mazzei, and I wish your Excellency could recollect in what time your Excellency hath mentionned him to me.
I have received no accounts as yet from Messrs. Garvey about what your Excellency forwarded them.
I have the honor to remain with the highest regard Your Excellency’s Most obedient & very humble Servant,
My letter of the 2nd. inclosed two large parcells which I looked upon as papers directed to my Care, from a Mr. Oster French Consul at Richmond and if your Excellency found only one my Letter must have been opend in the post office.1
RC (MHi); without date which has been supplied from Dupl; postmarked “HAVRE”; addressed; endorsed. Dupl (MHi); unsigned, at head of text in Limozin’s hand: “Copy”; endorsed. Dupl varies slightly in phrasing from RC. Noted in SJL as received 13 Aug. 1786; dupl enclosed in Limozin to TJ, 2 Sep. 1786.
1. Dupl reads: “If you have received only one, I must think that my letter hath been opened, and one of the parcells taken away.”