Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Madame de Doradour, [18 May 1785]

From Madame de Doradour

[18 May 1785]
ce Mercredie a huit heure

Mde. Doradour a l’honneur de souhaitter le bonjour à Monsieur jeffersson; elle est obligée de sortir ce matin et ce soir elle iras a hauteuil; elle suplie Monsieur jeffersson de voulloir bien se ressouvenir qu’il a eu la bonté de promettre qu’il parleres a Mr. grand. Sy il menés aujourd’hui Mademoiselle sa fille faire ses adieux à Md. adams, elle seres enchantee d’y trouver Monsieur jeffersson et de le convaincre de son attachement.

RC (MHi); date has been assigned from internal evidence. The present note is one of a group of five from Madame Doradour which are undated and accompanied by three leaves bearing addresses to TJ.

On this same day Adams wrote to C. W. F. Dumas: “We propose to leave Auteuil for London, on Fryday the 20. but we shall not travel very fast. My son left us the 12, and will sail from L’Orient probably on the same day that we shall depart from Auteuil. … Mr. Jefferson had yesterday his Audience of the King and presented his Credentials as Minister Plenipotentiary to his Majesty. Mr. Jefferson lives in the Cul-de-sac Tete bout pres les Boulevards. Dr. Franklin is packing up his Effects and proposes to embark next Month” (Adams to Dumas, 18 May 1785, PHi).

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