From Peyton Short
Richmond 15th. Octr. 1791
Will you be so good as to excuse my troubling you with another Letter to my Brother. I have frequently written to him through other Channels and he complains of never hearing from [me.] If I could be permitted to enclose my Letters to you and you would not consider it an inconvenience to forward them with your packets to Paris, I should be certain of their reaching him, and esteem such an Act of friendship as the greatest obligation that could be confered on Yr. most Obt. Sert,
RC (MHi); addressed: “Mr. Thomas Jefferson Secry. of State, Philadelphia”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Oct. 1791 and so recorded in SJL.