From Maria Cosway
Friday night [7 December 1787]
I cannot breakfast with you to morrow; to bid you adieu once is sufficiently painful, for I leave you with very melancholy ideas. You have given my dear Sir all your commissions to Mr. Trumbull, and I have the reflection that I cannot be useful to you; who have rendered me so many civilities.
RC (DLC); unsigned, unaddressed, undated, and unrecorded in SJL; dated from internal evidence and Maria Cosway’s letter to TJ of 10 Dec. 1787, q.v.