Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Anthony Garvey, 9 February 1788

To Anthony Garvey

Paris Feb. 9. 1788.


No orders have ever been given to me relative to the disabled pilot on whose behalf you do me the honour to write. I have therefore done what I thought was best for him: that is I have inclosed his papers to our Secretary at war, and recommended to him a speedy decision, which I doubt not I shall receive. This may be retarded by the present crisis of a transition from the antient to a new form of government. As soon as I receive it however I will communicate it to you, and be happy in every occasion of serving those whom you befriend. I have the honour to be with much esteem, Sir, Your most obedient & most humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC).

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