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Louis Philippe Gallot de Lormerie to Thomas Jefferson, 13 June 1813

From Louis Philippe Gallot de Lormerie

Devant New york a bord du Brig Argus, State vessel—
13th Juin. 1813—

Monsieur

L’intérest que vous aves pris Si genereusement a mon Passage me fait un devoir presque indispensable de Vous informer que par un heureux Concours de Circonstançes Je suis Enfin parvenu a m’Embarquer Effectivement avec Lagrement de M.C. a bord du Brig de LEtat Sus mentionné ou Je suis maintenant nous n’attendons qu’un Vent favorable pour mettre a la voile tandis que LEscadre-Ennemie est occupée a N. London—

J’Espére que nous aurons un heureux voÿage—quoiqu’il en puisse Etre daignés agreer finalement Les assurances de ma gratitude et du sincére Respect—avec lequel Jaÿ L’honneur d’Etre tout a vous

De Lormerie

Editors’ Translation

off New York on board the Brig Argus, State vessel—
13th June. 1813—

Sir

The interest you have so generously taken in my passage makes it my almost indispensable duty to inform you that by a happy combination of circumstances I finally managed to embark, with the agreement of M.C., on board the state brig mentioned above, and I am there now. We await only a favorable wind to set sail while the enemy squadron is occupied at New London—

I hope for a successful trip—whatever it may be, please be assured of my gratitude and the sincere respect—with which I have the honor to be yours

De Lormerie

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Ths Jefferson Esqre Late presid. of the us. Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 18 June 1813 and so recorded in SJL. Translation by Dr. Genevieve Moene.

m.c.: William H. Crawford.

Index Entries

  • Argus, USS (brig) search
  • Crawford, William Harris; minister plenipotentiary to France search
  • French language; letters in, from; L. P. G. de Lormerie search
  • Great Britain; navy of search
  • Lormerie, Louis Philippe Gallot de; letters from search
  • Lormerie, Louis Philippe Gallot de; returns to France search
  • New London, Conn.; British blockade of search