Paris November 29. 1788.
When I had the honour of mentioning to your Excellency the proposals of an American merchant for establishing packets between Havre and Boston, you were pleased to express a wish to see his proposals. I have it now in my power to inclose you a copy of them for your consideration, if nothing better should have been proposed, and if this should merit your attention. I have the honour to be with sentiments of the most perfect esteem and respect Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble servant,
RC (Arch. Aff. Etr., Paris, Corr. Pol., E.—U., Vol. xxxiii; Tr in DLC); at head of text: “M. De R[ayneval].” PrC (DLC); at foot of text (not in RC): “C. de Montmorin.”