Gourdin letter to Augustin DeNeuville, 1785 September 21

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Gourdin letter to Augustin DeNeuville, 1785 September 21

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A letter from Gourdin to Augustin Deneufville discussing the sale and changes in price of hats. Gourdin notes that he has not received Augustin's other letters, will send him a shipment and then repayment when possible, and that if prices continue to fluctuate he may withdraw from their deal. The address on the back side of the letter clarifies that Augustin is a manager of vessel shipments in Newcastle, VA.

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[PAGE 1]

Merchant [illegible]

Monsieur De Neuville

New Castle

Dunkerque le 21 Septembre 1785

Monsieur
Jai recu votre lettre datter de 30 Juin dernier, quant
aux deux autre je nin ait reçu aucune, je voir
par votre lettre que vous nestes pas encore parvenu
a faire la vente de vos Chappeaux, j'espere qu'au
reçu de la presente vous en ferés debarassé, je veux
bien vous faire un envoy de Chappeaux, mais je vous
previens qu'ils sont augmenté dans quart depuis
votre depart de France Si il nest pas possible
de pouvoir je retirer, si l'augmentation diminue
je vous en ferra un assortiment que vous
me le demandé, je vous prie de dire bien des
[illegible] de ma part a Monsieur Wiscart, rien
de nouveau dans notre pays sinon la guerre avec
la hollande de lautriche,
la mitié la plus sincere
Monsieur
Jai lhonneur D[illegible]
Votre tres humble
Servant Gourdin

[PAGE 4]

A Monsieur
augt. De Neuville
Gereur de la corgaison du navire
Le Comte de [illegible] Aldegoude
en son Magasin
a New Castle Town
York River
en Virginie

[English translation]

[illegible]

Mr. De Neuville

New Castle

Dunkirk, 21 September 1785

Sir
I received your letter dated from June 30th past, as for
the two other letters I have received neither, I see
by your letter that you have not yet managed
to make the sale of your hats, I hope that by having
received this that you will have gotten rid of them, I truly want
to send you a shipment of hats, but I
am warning you that they have risen by a quarter since
your departure from France If it is not possible
to obtain I will withdraw, if the increase diminishes
I will make you the assortment that you
asked me for, I pray that you will speak well of
[illegible] of my part to Mr. Wiscart, nothing
new in our country except the war with
the Austrian Netherlands,
With friendship most sincere
Sir
I have the honor of [illegible]
Your very humble 
Servant
Gourdin

[PAGE 4]

To Sir
Sir Augustin De Neuville
Manager of the cargo of the ship
Le Comte of [illegible] Aldegoude
in his Store
at New Castle Town
York River
in Virgina

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Ink on paper

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Gourdin, “Gourdin letter to Augustin DeNeuville, 1785 September 21,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 28, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/558.

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