Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Jean François Froullé, 20 July 1791

From Jean François Froullé

Paris, 20 July 1791. By direction of Mr. Short, he has sent TJ, by way of Delamotte of Le Havre, a little box packed with straw and wrapped in oilcloth containing Desgodets’ “L’architecture” in folio at 72livre tournois; plus several journals sent by Short, with the first volume of Millot’s Eléments de l’histoire de France; to these he has added Le Clerc’s Geométrie at 6livre tournois; “L’ordre d’architecture” in octavo at 5livre tournois; and he sends 12 numbers of L’Argus Patriotique, a new journal which he presumes TJ will like, the subscription to which is 30livre tournois per year and which he will send if TJ wishes. For the box and packing, 2livre tournois; total, 85livre tournois.—He will always be honored to fill any of TJ’s orders: “vous connoissé mon devoument. Soyez assuré quil ne deminura point, non plus que le respect avec lequel jai l’honneur d’être pour vous Monsieur Votre tres humble et tres obéissant Serviteur.” [P.S.] He has looked for Piranesi’s “Les Monuments de Rome” but only found the complete work in 26 vols., offered to him at 750livre tournois.

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. cheferson Philadelphia r: s v P” endorsed by TJ as received 24 Oct. 1791 and so recorded in SJL.

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