Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to —— Wernecke, 19 November 1786

To —— Wernecke

Paris Nov. 19. 1786.


I have received the favor which you did me the honor to address me on the subject of your brother deceased in Virginia. As the French Consul who resides there will […]1 in his power […] to do what may be necessary for in This instance, I have inclosed him your letter and noted my request to him to interest himself in it. As soon as [I am able to give you] any information on the subject I will communicate it to you with very great pleasure. In the mean [time] 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).”

The favor … to address me: The following entry is recorded in SJL under 18 Nov. 1786: “Warneck. Lt. Col. de cavalerie à Phaltzbourg à Bonquenon Lorraine Allemand. Nov. 9.”; Wernecke’s letter of 9 Nov. was enclosed in TJ to Martin Oster, 19 Nov., q.v., and has not been found. See Vol. 4: 474; Vol. 6: 644.

1Four words illegible.

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