From Tench Coxe
Decemr. 8th. 1791
Mr. Coxe has the honor to inclose to Mr. Jefferson an abstract from the general imports, intended to exhibit the quantum of manufactured supplies, which each foreign nation has the benefit of selling to the United States. The estimate is formed on a presumption that all the ad valorem articles from Europe and the E. Indies are Manufactures. This is almost universally true, and if it varies in regard to one nation, it will be proportionally variant as to all the rest. The Scale therefore will be correct.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 8 Dec. 1791 but not recorded in SJL.
The enclosed abstract, which has not been found, was undoubtedly for use in TJ’s Report on American Commerce, 16 Dec. 1793.