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To Thomas Jefferson from Fulwar Skipwith, 8 January 1790

From Fulwar Skipwith

Hors-du-Monde, 8 Jan. 1790. From his conversation with TJ here and “from what passed between you and our common friend Colo. Tom, on the subject of my pretensions” to a consulate, Skipwith cherishes “a pleasing expectation of your intercession…with the President and Senate.” Hopes TJ will help him obtain such a post or “some employment, that may place me out of the reach of idleness, or indigence.” If chosen, will “discharge with fidelity and assiduity the trust reposed in me.”

RC (DLC); 2 p.; endorsed by TJ as received 4 Feb. 1790 and so recorded in SJL where, however, TJ erroneously noted the same date for the letter itself.

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