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Peter Laporte to Thomas Jefferson, 10 July 1819

From Peter Laporte

Juillet le 10. 1819

Monsieur

S’il vous est possible avant votre départ, d’envoyer les paillasses dont vous m’avez fait L’honneur de me parler pour vos jeunes Messieurs vous obligeriez infiniment Celui qui a L’honneur D’etre avec le plus profond Respect.

Monsieur Votre très humble et très obt Str

p. Laporte

Editors’ Translation

July 10. 1819

Sir

If, before your departure, you could send the straw mattresses for your young gentlemen that you did me the honor of mentioning to me, you would infinitely oblige one who has the honor of being, with the most profound respect.

Sir, your very humble and very obedient servant

p. Laporte

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 11 July 1819 from Charlottesville and so recorded in SJL. Translation by Dr. Genevieve Moene.

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