Thomas Jefferson Papers

Circular Letter to American Agents in France, 15 January 1789

Circular Letter to American Agents in France

Paris Jan. 15. 1789.


I do myself the honour to inclose you a copy of an Arret excepting our whaleoils from the operation of that of Sep. 28. which I will beg the favor of you to publish in such manner as that it may be known to those of your port who are concerned in the American commerce. I have the honour to be with very great regard Sir your most obedient & most humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC). After PrC was made, TJ wrote on it the following at foot of page: “Limozin. Havre. Vernes? Lorient. Carnes. Nantes. Bondfeild. Bordeaux. Cathalan. Marseilles. Jan. 25. Guerard & Portas. Cette. L. Alexander. Bayonne.” There is no entry in SJL for the letters to Guerard & Portas and to Alexander; all of the others are recorded under 15 Jan. 1789.

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