Marquis de Bouille letter to the Vicomte d'Arrot, 1783 February 21

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Marquis de Bouille letter to the Vicomte d'Arrot, 1783 February 21

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Martinique the 21 February 1783

I have the honor, Sir, to send you several copies of an ordinance of Congress by which you will see that all of the raw and manufactured merchandise from England is prohibited in the United States. It is necessary that the merchants of your island know this arrangement, in order that they anticipate in their precautions the certain danger which they would have of the loss of merchandise and commodities coming from raw and manufactured English [merchandise] which they could send in one of the ports of the United States, where there is only received the raw and manufactured [merchandise] from France.

I request you to render this ordinance public in having it posted and deposited in the registry of the admiralty.

I have the honor to be with a very inviolable attachment, Sir, your very humble and very obedient servant.
Bouillé

M. le Vicomte d'Arrot, Governor of Tobago

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Bouillé, François-Claude-Amour, marquis de, 1739-1800, “Marquis de Bouille letter to the Vicomte d'Arrot, 1783 February 21,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed February 9, 2023, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/114.

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