From Peter Penet
Nantes 17th. March 1780
I have the Honor to acquaint you with my arrival here. As I am to set off to Paris and Versailles immediately to have a Conference with the Ministry respecting the Plans and Operations I am intrusted with by your State &c. you will in a little time hear the good success of my Engagements with your Commonwealth.
I am with Gratitude & Respect Sir Your most obedient & very humble Servant,
J. P. Penet
RC (Vi). Addressed: “To His Excellency Ths. Jefferson Esqre Governor of Virginia.” Endorsed by a clerk: “Peter Penets Letter reed Jany 81.”