Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from André Limozin, 24 April 1789

From André Limozin

Le Havre, 24 Apr. 1789. Since his of 16th, three Philadelphia and one Glasgow ships have arrived: the last comes from “Norfolk in Virginia, under american Colors,” and will return to Virginia by way of Glasgow. Encloses a letter “arrived this day from Charleston … by the small Brig Thomas and Martha, Captn. Adams.”

RC (MHi); 2 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 26 Apr. 1789. Enclosure: Brailsford & Morris to TJ 10 Mch. 1789. In MHi there is an undated fragment in the hand of Limozin that presumably was written in late 1788 or early 1789, reading: I was told yesterday that an American Gentleman who lives as Thomas Morris did at Nantes mentionns that he expects to be appointed American Consul for the Province of Normandy, altho’ he had such an appointment for another part of this Kingdom. I suppose your Excellency hath as yet received no intelligence about it. Otherwise I dont doubt but your Excellency would have been kind enough towards me as to have written me some thing on the matter.” TJ evidently did not write, and the fragment may, therefore, have belonged to Limozin’s last letter to him.

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