Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: John Paul Jones to William Short, 15–26 September 1788

John Paul Jones to William Short

on board the Wolodimer before Oczakow 15/26 Septr. 1788.

List of Gentlemen to whom Busts are to be sent.
2. { General St. Clair } of Philadelphia
Mr. Ross
2. { Mr. John Jay } New York
Genl. Irvine
2 { Mr. Secy. Thomson } New York
Colonel Wadsworth
2 { Mr. J. Maddison } Virginia
Colo. Carrington

Admiral Paul—Jones presents his respectful Compliments to Mr. Short, and begs the favor of him to forward the eight Busts mention’d in the above List, by the most direct Opportunities from La Havre de Grace to America. Mr. Jefferson is wrote to on this Subject; and Mr. Houdan, who prepares the Busts, will also have them carefully pack’d up in four Boxes. The Admiral prays Mr. Short to be so obliging as to write a line or two to each of the Gentlemen for whom the Busts are destined.

Tr. (DLC: John Paul Jones Papers); in Jones’ hand; in middle of page, below list of names: “Copy.”

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