From André Limozin
[14 October 1787]
Most Honorable Sir
I return your Excellency thousand and thousand thanks for the Kind informations mentioned in your Letter of the 9th of [this] Month. I shall never forget so much Kindnesses your Excellency is pleasd to shew me. Gratitude orders me to increase daily my attention for the Welfare and prosperity of America.
We receive just now intelligence from England by a Packet arrived this night from Portsmouth which she left the 12th instant in the Evening that the very same day an order was received from London for the Fleet which layd at Spithead to Sail the 14th instant without any further delay. The General opinion is that the Said Fleet is bound for the Mediterranean. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Most obedient & very Humble & devoted Servant
I have agreable to your orders drawn this day on your Excellency Lvers 160. 7 unto the order of Sartorious & Cie. at Sight.
RC (MHi); endorsed; without date, which has been assigned from internal evidence; and an entry in SJL which records the receipt on 16 Oct. of Limozin’s letter of 14 Oct. (preceding) and one of “no date.” The sight draft is in MHi and is endorsed by TJ: “Limozin 160– 7 for plants and bones paid Nov. 1. 1787.”