Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Jean Baptiste Ternant, 6 July 1792

To Jean Baptiste Ternant

Philadelphia July 6. 1792.


I have the honor to acknolege the receipt of your letter of the 1st. instant covering the form of the Permit for the vessels of your nation, and will take care to lay it before the President and to have it duly notified to all whom it may concern. I have the honour to be with great esteem & respect, Sir Your most obedt. and most humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “M de Ternant.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 360, DL). Trs (AMAE: CPEU, xxxvi); in French.

Ternant’s letter of the 1st. instant is printed under the date of 2 July 1792. TJ arranged for the publication of a translation of the permit for the vessels of your nation with the following explanation by him, dated 7 July 1792: “The preceding is a translation of the form of the passport now given by the government of France to the vessels of their nation, as officially communicated by their minister plenipotentiary, of which all whom it may concern are desired to take notice” (National Gazette, 14 July 1792).

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