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Mr. Jefferson’s compliments to Mr. Boulton and will beg the favor of him, when he shall be arrived in England, to have an estimate made of the cost of the underwritten articles, plated in the best manner, with a plain bead, and to send him the estimate to Paris. If Mr. Jefferson should on the estimate decide to buy them, he will take the liberty of addressing a letter to Mr. Boulton for them....
My last of Dec. 31. acknowleged the receipt of yours of Oct. 12. as the present does those of Oct. 3d. 9th . and 27th. together with the resolution of Congress of Octob. 16. on the claim of Shweighauser. I will proceed in this business on the return of Mr. Barclay, who being fully acquainted with all the circumstances, will be enabled to give me that information the want of which might lead me...
[ Paris, 9 Jan. 1787. Recorded in SJL . Not found; it may possibly have related to Lacretelle’s Discours sur le préjugé des peines infamantes, couronnés à l’Académie de Metz, Paris, 1784, of which TJ possessed a copy (Sowerby, No. 2362).]
M r. Jay, in his last letter to me, observes that they hear nothing further of the treaty with Portugal. I have taken the liberty of telling him that I will write to you on the subject, & that he may expect to hear from you on it by the present conveyance. the Chevalier del Pinto being at London, I presume he has, or can inform you why it is delayed on their part. I will thank you also for the...
Mr. Jay, in his last letter to me, observes that they hear nothing further of the treaty with Portugal. I have taken the liberty of telling him that I will write to you on the subject, and that he may expect to hear from you on it by the present conveyance. The Chevalier del Pinto being at London, I presume he has, or can inform you why it is delayed on their part. I will thank you also for...
In the moment of receiving your letter inclosing the passport, which wanted the Comptroller’s signature, I inclosed it to his bureau to obtain that ceremony. It is but this instant returned to me, and in the same I take the liberty of inclosing it to you and of assuring you of the esteem & respect with which I have the honour to be Sir Your most obedient & most humble servt., PrC ( DLC ). See...
My anxiety, my dear Sir, on the detention of the Marocco treaty, is inexpressible. However cogent and necessary the motives which detain you, I should be deemed inexcusable were I to let so safe an opportunity as that by Colo. Blackden pass without sending the papers on to London. Mr. Jay complained that a treaty signed in June was not ratified in October. What will they say when they shall...
M. Jefferson prie Monsieur Pierre de vouloir bien lui envoyer les feuilles qu’il a eu la bonté de faire imprimer pour lui. Il a l’honneur de lui demander s’il seroit possible de procurer pour la presse d’imprimerie que Monsieur Pierre a eu la complaisance de se charger de faire faire pour M. Jefferson, les characteres charmantes de Didot, de deux grandeurs, c’est à dire, de la plus petite, et...
A person called here to-day, while I was out, and left the inclosed note for me, on the subject of Colo. Wuibert’s money. He left word at the same time that he would call at your office tomorrow for an answer. I have written him the inclosed answer, but as he did not leave his name or address, I am unable to write an address on it. I will beg the favor of you to let it lye in your office till...
I received Colo. Wuibert’s letter and power of attorney on the 16th. of February 1786.I wrote immediately to Mr. Thevenard at l’Orient to obtain an order for his money. I was called to England in the month of March and returned here the last day of April. I found Mr. Thevenard’s answer here on my return. From that time till the 22d. of May was taken up in discussions with which you are...