Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Nathanael Greene, 11 June 1785

From Nathanael Greene

Charleston June 11th. 1785.

Dear Sir

This letter will be handed you by my friend Mr. John McQueen whose principal errand to Paris is to form a contract for live oak on which I wrote you some time since. I beg leave to recommend him to your good offices on the business which he comes but I hope the matter may be so managed that our propositions may not interfere with each other.

Mr. McQueen can give you full history of the politicks of this country. We are in anxious expectation to have the ultimate determination of the emperor Joseph and the Court of France respecting the Dutch war.

I have the honor to be with great respect Your Excellencys most ob. hble ser.,

Nath. Greene

Tr (CSmH). Entry in SJL of receipt on 14 Jan. 1786 of a letter from Greene dated “June 1 … by Mr. McQueen” probably refers to the present letter, since the letter of 1 June (missing) was recorded as having been received on 3 Sep. 1785. The letter that Greene wrote “some time since” may have been that of 1 June 1785.

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