Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from André Limozin, 28 December 1787

From André Limozin

Le Havre, 28 Dec. 1787. Writes again on the case of William Thomas, who is honest and will be certainly ruined if TJ does not “take his defense in hand”; encloses an additional document that Thomas has just found among his papers which shows clearly that he acted with the full knowledge and permission of the governor of Senegal. The agents of the Senegal Company “refuse to promise him the least indemnity for his demeurage, if it continues any longer his freight will not be Sufficient to pay his expences.” Limozin has spoken to the agents who have promised to write the same day to the director of the company in Paris asking him to take the matter up with TJ and to prepare with TJ the necessary application “to the Ministers” to permit Thomas to discharge his cargo.

RC (MHi); 4 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 31 Dec. 1787. Enclosure (MHi): Tr of a certificate of clearance for Capt. William Thomas, master of the schooner Polly & Sally, dated Salem, 6 Aug. 1787, and of a certificate of clearance, in French, dated Senegal, 20 Oct. 1787.

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