Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Lafayette, 1 July 1781

From Lafayette

[Tyree’s P]lantation1 July the 1st 1781


I Have Been Honoured with your favor of the 14th and while I am to thank you for the pains You took of Acquainting me with particulars Relative to Col. Ross, I feel a sincere pleasure in this opportunity to Continue our Correspondance. The Honor of Hearing from you Shall Ever Be wellcome, and I Beg leave from time to time to present You with the Camp Gazette, and with the assurance of My affectionate Regard.

I Had Some days ago the Honor of transmitting a letter which the president of Congress Called a very important one. Should my Suspicions prove true I Congratulate the Cause in General upon this Choice, and Beg leave to Assure you that on Every […]2 Be Happy to Make Any Commun […]2 to Your present purposes. With the Highest Regard and a Sincere Attachem[ent] I Have the Honor to Be Dear Sir Your Most obedient Humble Servant,


Since My last His Lordship Has Remained into Williamsburg.

RC (DLC); MS mutilated.

TJ’s favor of the 14th has not been found.

1Place supplied from Gottschalk, Lafayette and the Close of the Amer. Rev., p. 261.

2Three or four words missing.

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