XI/38/168, 2 boxes
Writing from Calais, Leveux recommends the suitability of the place as a base from which NMR can ship specie to the rest of the Continent. The letters are initially written in French but by late 1815 they are mostly in English. Leveux remarks on the commission he is paid, the houses for whom the shipments are intended, his meetings with Cullen (q.v.) and parcels sent from Nathan to his brother (saddles and bridles, for example). On 15 December 1815 he reports on "a great quantity of English troops consisting in cavalry and infantry, they are daily shipped for the other side." The names of the vessels used are frequently mentioned and occasional lists are supplied of payments made to ships' captains. Letters and parcels are regularly shipped from Paris to NMR in London via Leveux who undertakes to transmit some consignments in the particular care of a member of his house. The letters contain comments on shipping problems, detailed lists of bullion shipped, its volume and value, detailed accounts of shipping expenses, information on tonnage dues, harbour duties and customs duty on bullion.