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Letter from Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes to Thomas Jefferson
Vergennes, Charles Gravier, comte de, 1719-1787
May 30, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 632-633

To Mr. Jefferson from De Vergennes.

Versailles, 30th May, 1786.

I take the earliest opportunity to inform you Sir, that notwithstanding the Treaty which the Farmers General have made with Mr. Robert Morris, for the delivery of a certain quantity of Tobacco, they have just Concluded to take in the way of Trade as much as 15,000 Hogsheads Per Annum. To let you understand better the Extent of the decision in question, I send it to you in the Extract enclosed. I beg that you will make it known both in America, as

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also to the Americans, Owners of Vessels who may be found in our ports so as that they may direct their Commercial Speculations accordingly.

I have the honor to be, &c.,