To Robert Van Rensselaer1
[New York, August 8, 1790. The dealer’s catalogue description of this letter reads: “introducing Count Andreani2 who is much interested in mineral lands.” Letter not found.]
ALS, sold at Anderson Galleries, December 6, 1915, Lot 140.
1. Colonel Robert Van Rensselaer of Claverack, New York, was the brother of Mrs. Philip Schuyler.
2. On June 20, 1790, Thomas Jefferson wrote from New York City to David Rittenhouse: “There is a Count Andriani, of Milan, here, who says there is a work on the subject of weights and measures published by Trisi of Milan” (Bergh, Writings of Thomas Jefferson description begins Albert E. Bergh, ed., The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Washington, 1907). description ends , VIII, 41).