Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, 29 July 1788

To John Jay

Paris July 29. 1788.


Having received the inclosed letter1 from Julien Laurent claiming his wages as Volunteer on board the Bonhomme Richard, I have the honour of forwarding it to you, supposing it will of course be referred to the proper office to take order on. I have the honour to be with sentiments of the most perfect esteem and respect Sir Your most obedient & most humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

RC (DNA: PCC, No. 87, ii). PrC (DLC). Enclosure: According to entry in SJL Index, Laurent wrote TJ on 11 Mch. 1788, but his letter (here enclosed to Jay) has not been found.

1A marginal note in a clerk’s hand contains the following: “Sent to the Board of Treasury 11th. June 1789.”

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