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Valentín de Foronda to Thomas Jefferson, 23 April 1813

From Valentín de Foronda

Foronda se ofrece à la disposicion del sublime Jefferson y le remite unos papelítos: le tiene ya enviados otros, y no será su culpa de que se hayan extraviado.No los remite al filosofo Madisson á pesar de los respetos y afecto que le profesa, por que los baxo politicos mirarian mal una accion que no tiene relacion con los negocios Españoles

Editors’ Translation

Foronda places himself at the disposal of the noble Jefferson and sends him some small scraps: he has already sent others, and he is not to blame if they have gotten lost. He does not transmit them to the philosopher Madison, despite his respect and affection for him, because low-life politicians would misconstrue an action actually unrelated to Spanish affairs

RC (DLC); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 8 July 1813 and so recorded in SJL. Translation by Dr. David T. Gies and Dr. Jennifer McCune. Enclosures not found.

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