Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Zachariah Loreilhe, 30 October 1786

To Zachariah Loreilhe

Paris Octr. 30th. 1786


The order which you have received from Mr. Barclay for the purchase of gun-powder and other military items for the State of Virginia, was proper, and I believe the funds here would suffice to pay for them, though I have not lately enquired into their amount. But there is a circumstance of which Mr. Barclay is not apprized which will render it proper to defer the purchase till the spring of the year. At that time I shall take the liberty of writing to you and of availing the State of your willingness to execute the order.

I have the honor to be Sir, your most obedient humble servant,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); in Short’s hand, including signature; at foot of text: “(Test: W Short Sec.).”

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