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To Thomas Jefferson from Aaron Burr, 23 April 1796

From Aaron Burr

Philada. 23 Ap. 96

Dr sir

Mr. Guillemard an english gentleman of fortune and education, travelling from motives of Scientific Curiosity and amusement, will hand you this. I have thought you might regret that such a man should pass through your Country without being made known to you, and have therefore taken the liberty to introduce him to your Notice and acquaintance. What further apology may be necessary for this freedom, will be found in the character and manners of Mr. G. which are altogether amiable. I am very Respectfully Yr assured & Obt Sert

Aaron Burr

RC (NNPM); at foot of text: “Mr. Jefferson.” Recorded in SJL as received “by Guillemar” on 22 June 1796.

John Guillemard visited Monticello with the Duc de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt in June 1796 (see Guillemard to TJ, 18 July 1796).

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