Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Marine Committee of Congress, 25 June 1779

From the Marine Committee of Congress

Philadelphia, 25 June 1779. They inform the Governor of Virginia that “the Minister Plenipotentiary of France hath appointed and commissionated Monsr. De Hilaire to be Consul at the Port of Alexandria or Belhaven in your State.”

FC (DNA: PCC, Marine Committee Letter Book).

The Chevalier D’Anmours became consul for Virginia about this time (see Vol. 3: 162). St Hilaire was not among the vice consuls listed by De Moustier in 1788 (see Vol. 14: 62–6).

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