Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Shewell, 28 December 1787

From Robert Shewell

Marseilles, 28 Dec. 1787. Learned a few days ago “at the table of Mr. Cathalan” that TJ wishes to send “(by way of experiment) to America, some seed Rice, Indian Corn, or Maize”; offers his services; is going to sail for Charleston within twenty days and will proceed from there to his “native City of Philada.”; from either of these places he can forward by water any articles TJ wishes to send by him; is “perfectly secure from Algerine Cruizers, tho’ at the same time, shou’d be better satisfy’d” if TJ could tell him whether the United States will have peace with that country.

RC (DLC); 2 p.; endorsed.

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