Title: Letter to Monsieur de Pons, American, Army Inspector
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Letter to Monsieur de Pons, American, Army Inspector

Following my promise I am sending enclosed herewith
the estimation of my sugar plantation and refinery
in ; you will see that its price is of 785,750
pounds net. Villeneuve, my associate, estimated it
at eight hundred thousand pounds, and right away
put it on the market at 750,000 pounds. We could
have gotten our price if we had accepted to receive
payment in St. Domingo, but the perils of war made us
decide to be paid in France, and that clause put an
end to the potential sale. I am sorry, I must say, that
we did not accept the buyer's offer because all the
authorizations being in our hands for the sale we would
have taken out of France money from the sale of the
products that we would have received in payment of
the plantation. We would have gained thms 33,000 pounds.
But why cry on the past? I am writing today to tell
you that I shall wait until you read the enclosed
estimation and get acquainted thus with the plantation,
&nd-thencinfotm.-ome as well as Mr. Dupre de Saint-Maidr7?Adiinisi:
i trator
of the Province of 'Guyenne in Bordeaux whose assurance t
of being paid in France we need. We will listen to
any proposal that he makes regarding the estimation
that you yourself have made of the plantation.
Convinced as we are that your knowledge that you
will point out to the Adminisrator that the revenues
will bring him more than the 5% interest on his money
if he finances the sale for a good part. He wishes to
increase the revenues of a third.

I am

Molie, American
July 29, 1782

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I shall hear with real pleasure of your arrival in
with your travelling companions, and I wish
for you that the waters do you a lot of good. Madame
de Molie has asked me to send her best to you and Mr.


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