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    • Jefferson, Thomas
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You will be surprize d to see by the date of my letter that I am still at Paris . I hope when you shall have seen how this has been gradually occasioned that you will approve it. I hope also that it will be approved by your successor to whom I wrote on the subject not long ago by an occasion which Gen l Armstrong made use of, being the first he has had since the departure of the Union . It was...
Your letter of the 8 th of March was delivered to me by M r Coles . I write this answer by precaution, as it is not certain that I shall not return with him. It will depend on the answer which Gen l Armstrong will recieve from this Gov t on the subject of his communications to them in consequence of the despatches by M r Coles . Should the answer be such as to shew that it would be unadvisable...
Jefferson — Feb 7. to enclose that of M r Bott a — announc g my return—on acc t of public affair & mail— & Breck’s death—& had known it sh d
You will be surprized at recieving a letter from me from this place—I did not contemplate being here & still less being in Europe as late as this— My very great anxiety to be again in America to attend to some of my affairs which required something to be immediately done, as the friend with whom I left my power to represent me at Philadelphia , M r Breck , had died without naming a substitute—...
I have delayed, much longer than I had intended, to answer your favor of the 21 st Sep. & to thank you for your wonted kindness in attending to the commission I took the libert e y of troubling you with— It was executed as you expected & ready for me here, whither I came after whiling away the sickly Season in the Jersey & at Morrisville , which you know is become the seat of Gen l Moreau .— I...
I had the pleasure of writing to you on the 1 st of Nov. — & I took the liberty at the same time of inclosing a letter for Price , as being the best, if not the only certain means of getting a letter to him. I hope that was recieved by you—but it has not procured of Price the answer I had counted on. I had hoped it would have conquered his aversion to writing—After so long an interval, I no...
I was exploring the Jersey mountains in search of a farm when your favor of the 15 th Oct. was forwarded here, agreeably to directions left with my agent at Philadelphia , as to my letters. I did not succeed in my search but hope to be more successful next year.— Let me now express all my thanks for your kindness as to Ind. Camp —I am indeed truly obliged by it, & prefer much the plan of...
I hastily noted to you the reciept of your favor of the 18 th ul to inclosing the mortgage of Higginbotham. I sent at the same time the first volume of the Bareith memoirs—I now send the second volume—& with it my sincere thanks for the perusal of the bavardage of this Princess , which has amused me much. I explained to you formerly how she came to be dressed up here in a new covering. Correa...
Your kind letter of the 9 th of Nov: was recieved here at the time. You mentioned that you were setting off for Bedford & would be absent a month— I postponed therefore acknowleging its reciept so long that I determined to wait until I should again hear from you as to Carter s affair after you had heard from him—so as to trouble you less often. But as I know my good countrymen of the Carter...
I had the pleasure of writing to you on the 26 th ul to —& have since recieved your favor of the 23 d —for which I beg leave here to return my thanks.— Conformably with what I then announced I now send the work of Dupont which you were so good as to lend me . I despair of seeing any general system of education established during my day. I should however be much gratified if I could live to see...