Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from MacCarthy Brothers, 4 April 1789

From MacCarthy Brothers

Bordeaux, 4 Apr. 1789. On receiving TJ’s letter of 23 Mch. they “were struck with the Justness” of TJ’s comment on the impropriety of making a special application to government in behalf of the ship Marquis de la Fayette. Having troubled him, they feel it a duty “to Acquaint you, that the Kings Council has vouchsafed, to grant our request, and has ordered the full Bounty to be paid, on the Marquis de la Fayettes Cargo.”

RC (DLC); 2 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 8 Apr. 1789.

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