From Thomas Jefferson
Paris May 1. 1788.
The bearer hereof, Monsieur de Warville, is already known to you by his writings, some of which I have heretofore sent you, & particularly his work sur la France et les etats unis.1 I am happy to be able to present him to you in person, assured that you will find him in all his dispositions equally estimable as for his genius. I nee[d] only to ask your acquaintance for him. That will dispo[se] you to shew him all the civilities & attentions which may render his time agreeable in America, & put him into the way of obtaining any info[r]mation he may want. I am gratified, while rendering him this serv[ice,] to procure to myself the occasion of repeating to you those sentiments of esteem & attachment with which I am Dear Sir Your sincere friend & humble servant
FC (DLC: Jefferson Papers). Brackets enclose letters faded in the right margin.
1. Jacques Pierre Brissot de Warville, De la France et des États-Unis, ou, de l’importance de la Révolution de l’Amérique pour le bonheur de la France … (London, 1787). Jefferson had sent this work to JM the previous August (PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11—, Charlottesville, Va., 1977—). description ends , X, 128). JM reported Brissot’s arrival in New York to Jefferson on 10 Aug.