From John Bondfield
Bordeaux, 17 July 1787. Encloses an arrêt concerning Thomas Barclay which is “couched in terms so offensive to the parties interested” that it throws “a heavy imputation” on all who interested themselves in his behalf “in his Official capacity.” Bondfield is especially pointed out as having misled the authorities. Although Barclay’s Moroccan mission is at an end, his person is still protected under the “Convention of the 29 July 1784” as consul.
RC (DLC); endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 24 July 1787. Enclosure (DLC): Two pages of the issue of Journal de Guienne for 17 July 1787, in which is printed an Arrêt in favor of French & Nephew against Barclay; see note to TJ to Jay, 21 June 1787.