To J. P. P. Derieux
Philadelphia Jan. 4. 1793.
We have been so long without a conveyance to Bordeaux that in the mean time I have recieved a letter from Mr. Fenwick dated Bordeaux Sep. 28. 1792. wherein he says ‘The bill Mr. Derieux drew for 5000.is paid, and which closes the account of his legacy, his brother or uncle having received the other 10,000.’
I sincerely congratulate you on the triumphs of France over her enemies, and am with great esteem Dr. Sir Your most obedt. humble servt
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. Derieux.” Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy.
TJ enclosed this letter in one to Robert Gamble of the same date, asking him to seal and forward the missive after perusing it, “as it concerns a bill in which Colo. Gamble as well as Th:J. were interested” (PrC in DLC).