Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Montmorin, 29 November 1788

To Montmorin

Paris November 29. 1788.


When I had the honour of mentioning to your Excellency the proposals of an American merchant for establishing packets between Havre and Boston, you were pleased to express a wish to see his proposals. I have it now in my power to inclose you a copy of them for your consideration, if nothing better should have been proposed, and if this should merit your attention. I have the honour to be with sentiments of the most perfect esteem and respect Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble servant,

Th: Jefferson

RC (Arch. Aff. Etr., Paris, Corr. Pol., E.—U., Vol. xxxiii; Tr in DLC); at head of text: “M. De R[ayneval].” PrC (DLC); at foot of text (not in RC): “C. de Montmorin.”

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