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To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Silbey, 30 January 1787

From Thomas Silbey

Le Havre, 30 Jan. 1787. Was a carpenter on board the ship Marianne, James Martin, master; “the Ship has been paid off by Reason of her being laid up”; has a wife and family in Virginia and desires TJ to procure for him a passage “in the Ship La Deriux Frear” sailing 10 Feb. for New York.

RC (DLC); 2 p.; addressed; endorsed; postmarked “HAVRE.” Recorded in SJL as received 3 Feb. 1787. Enclosure (DLC): Certificate by James Martin, dated 30 Jan. 1787, of Silbey’s service on the Marianne and of his having a family in Virginia.

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