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Letter, 1787 December 28, L'Orient, [France], to Thomas Jefferson, Paris, [France].

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Abstract: Eager to know Jefferson's expectations for the tobacco trade and the French purchasing contracts next year; they are keeping prices high on what they have stored because they hear that the farmers-general will demand very low prices for it; believes that fixed prices, especially if tied to the quality of the tobacco, will benefit the seller, who could always sell it to someone else willing to pay more; the French usually get inferior tobacco, regardless of price.
Issued Date: 1787-12-28
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15333
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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