Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William Frederick Ast, 24 November 1788

To William Frederick Ast

Paris Nov. 24. 1788.


In your favor of Oct. 31. you refer to a letter of July I never received, and you mention nothing of mine of June 19. wherein I inclosed you an order on Messieurs Willinck & Van Staphorsts for two thousand nine hundred and fifty three livres. I will beg the favor of you to inform me whether you received that letter. I am happy in hearing you are established [at] Lorient, and shall be more so to render you any service which may fall in my way. I am with great esteem Sir Your most obedt. humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); badly faded on right margin, so that one or two words are missing. Neither Ast’s favor of Oct. 31, nor the letter of July has been found.

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