Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Du Bois, 4 December 1787

From Du Bois

Paris, 4 Dec. 1787. Inquires concerning the present whereabouts of John Paul Jones and when he is expected to return to Paris; also wishes to know whether there is any means of obtaining payment of a note for 4,400livre tournois which has been due from Jones for some time; accepted the note because he knows that Jones has an excellent reputation.

RC (DLC); 2 p.; in French; without name of addressee and with the salutation, “Monsieur Le Comte,” but endorsed by TJ and recorded in SJL as received 4 Dec. 1787 (see TJ’s reply, following); signed: “Du Bois Commissaire gnl. du regt. des gardes francoises rue neuve des petits champs, en face de la compagnie des Indes.”

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