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From Seth Jenkins[abstract]

Hudson, 5 July 1791. Acknowledging TJ’s of 21 June about cost of “low Wines” in southern France. If
“that heavy Duty was out of the way,” they might serve a good purpose. But at present they “cannot
answer for Distilling in this Country.”

He has carefully read TJ’s report and “I find your information to be so good that I can bear no light on
the…Whale and Cod fisheries.” His best information from Nantucket is that they will carry their whale
fisheries to France as they have [added] five new ships to their fleet this year from 200 to 240 tons. “I
think … this cannot support them in the now situation of the business.”



RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 12 July 1791 and so recorded in SJL.

Cite as: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition, ed. Barbara B. Oberg and J. Jefferson Looney.
Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, Rotunda, 2008.

Canonic URL: http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/TSJN-01-20-02-0251 [accessed 31 Mar 2013]

Original source: Main Series, Volume 20 (1 April–4 August 1791)




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