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Extract of Delamotte, n.p. to Gaspard Monge, enclosed in Letter, 1793 February 9, to Thomas Jefferson, n.p.

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Author: La Motte
Abstract: Refers to applications from French merchants requesting American colors for their ships; rejects offers on the principle that ships flying American colors must be built in America and that America is the only neutral nation one can trust; suggest that American ships be allowed to carry French goods from French colonies to France; otherwise goods would have to go through America first and be subject to such heavy duties as to defeat the benefit.
Issued Date: 1793-02-09
Subjects: Merchant marine
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15359
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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