Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from André Limozin, 12 [November 1788]

From André Limozin

Le Havre, 12 [Nov. 1788.] Encloses bills of lading for following items shipped on the Sally, Captain Kennedy, bound for Baltimore, consigned to M. Ghequiere and to be forwarded: (1) a large “Box containing Marquis de La Fayettes Bust for which my expences amount to 17 Livres 13”; (2) a “Clock for Mr. Moore of New York,” expenses 11livre tournois 11s. 6d.; (3) “one Trunk and one Box containing Mr. Barclays papers which shall be delivered to Mr. Vannet bearer of the Bill of lading,” expenses 6livre tournois8s. 9d.; (4) “one Box containing Vinegar for Mr. F. Hopkinson,” expenses 17livre tournois 7s., total 53livre tournois Os. 3d. Vanet “takes his passage on board the said ship Sally which is saild this day.” He “left this Place very uneasy because he was frustrated of the Hopes he had to receive some Fresh Letters from your Excellency before to sail. [In postscript:] “The contrary wind hath prevented Kennedy from sailing.”

RC (DLC); date of month and year added in TJ’s hand; 2 p.; at top of 2d page in TJ’s hand: “1789. Apr. 1. Consulr. papers 6livre tournois8–9.” The address cover (MHi) that evidently belonged to this letter bears on its verso an itemized account of the expenses of receiving and shipping the vinegar that came from M. Maille in Paris for the account of Hopkinson, signed by Limozin and dated 12 Nov. 1788 (endorsed on address cover by TJ: “Limozin. Acct. & paimt. of Apr. 1. 1789” see TJ to Limozin, 12 Apr. 1789). The enclosed bills of lading have not been found; Limozin may have enclosed also the following statements of shipping costs similar to that itemized on the address cover: for one trunk and one box of papers “d’affaires du Roy,” and for “une Caisse Contenant le Buste de Monsieur le Marquis de la Fayette,” in the amounts given in text (vi, a single leaf having one invoice on each side, both invoices being dated 12 Nov. 1788 and signed by Limozin; endorsed by TJ: “Limozin. Disbursements by him since my paimt. of Nov. 3. 1788” and certified by J. Latil that “this Accot. amots. to 17 Livres 13 Sols. 9 Dec. 1789”—the expenses for Barclay’s papers belonged in the account of the United States, not that of Virginia). The invoice for shipping the clock to Moore has not been found; the charge was not TJ’s at all. For the various kinds of vinegar sold by Maille, see illustration in this volume.

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