Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Purviance, 18 June 1803

From Robert Purviance

Baltimore June 18th 1803


Since I had the Honor to receive your note of the 14 Instant, enclosing a Letter for Mr. Lee, no opportunity by an American Vessel has offer’d for any Port in France, nor do I know of any will offer shortly. This being the case, I have taken the liberty to deliver it this day to Cap. Dalton Williams of the Ship Nancy belonging to this Port and bound for Corunna, to whom I have given particular directions to put it into the Post Office at that place (and if It was found necessary to pay Postage to do it) which I hope will meet your approbation

I have the Honor to be with the greatest respect Sir, Your Mo Obedent & huml. Serv.

Rt. Purviance

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President of the U States”; endorsed by TJ as received from “Purviance Thos.” on 19 June and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries