To Martha Jefferson
Monday1 June 16. 1788
Madame de Corney proposes, my Dear to carry you to the Opera tomorrow evening. I will therefore call for you precisely at five oclock. Be ready without fail before that hour. Know exactly at what hour they will shut your doors in the evening, and as you come down to the carriage see exactly what oclock it is by the Convent clock that we may not be deceived as to the time. Adieu. Yours’ affectionately
Kisses to Polly. She will keep your supper for you till you return tomorrow night.
Tr (ViU); 20th-century copy; at foot of text: “Mademoiselle Jefferson à l’Abbaye royale de Panthemont.” Tr (Mrs. Robert Graham, Alexandria, Virginia, 1960); 20th-century typescript; lacks address and part of dateline. Not recorded in SJL Index.
1. Word lacking in other Tr.