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From Thomas Jefferson to John Trumbull, 10 September 1788

To John Trumbull

Sep. 10. 1788.

Dear Sir

Your favors of the 2d. and 6th. inst. are duly received. You conjectured rightly that by ‘vallons’ I meant festoon curtains. The term is well understood by the upholsterers. The Venetian blind and large backlight to let up and down are essential in a hot climate. I would desire no Imperial, and only one trunk, and that to go behind. Brass harness for four horses. These are for country use, and best for that. I have plated harness for the city use. I would wish the brass harness to be plain, and substantially good. Neither cypher nor crest on them. The pictures are received in good condition, and Mr. Short’s books also. I am really pained at your having so much trouble with this, ‘sed dabit deus his quoque finem.’ I write all the news to Mr. Cutting who will tell it to you. Say every thing soft and affectionate for me to Mrs. Cosway and Mrs. Church. They are a countervail to you for the want of a sun. Adieu. Your’s affectionately,

Th: Jefferson

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