Paris 8th March
May I take the liberty of introducing to your Excellency Mr. Peter Ledet a very particular friend of our family and to sollicit in his behalf your kindness and patronage—Might I also improve this opportunity to recall an old acquaintance to your remembrance after so many years spent in the midst of such wonderful changes in the forms of our government.
Having some just claims on Mr. Aaron Burr for a sum which he has recovered for me long since, might I desire of your friendship such counsels and advices as might enable Mr. Ledet to recover that sum which as my attorney Mr. Burr has obtained and kept in his hands these ten or twelve years—
With unfeigned respect I have the honour to be Your Excellency’s very humble Servant
St. John de Crevecoeur
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.