From Joseph Jones
Fredg. 21st. Janry. 1793.
I have recd. your favor inclosing the Papers containing the late important and agreeable intelligence from Europe. The affairs of France have taken a very favorable turn and bid fair to establish the new republic.1 I agreeable to your request, forwarded the papers to Mr. Ambrose Madison under the care of Mr. J. Blair who promised they shod. have the earliest conveyance. This day is set apart here for a public dinner and rejoicing in consequence of the news received and has been ushered in by a discharge of Cannon. Yr. friend & Sevt
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.
1. On 12 Jan. 1793 the Philadelphia National Gazette (to which Jones subscribed) published Dumouriez’s letter reporting the French victory of 6 Nov. 1792 over the Austrians at Jemappes.