Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Vergennes, 27 July 1785

To Vergennes

Paris July 27. 1785.


I have the honor now to inclose to your Excellency a copy of the letter from Congress to the king which I delivered yesterday. This copy was sent to me by Mr. Jay the Secretary of Congress for Foreign affairs.

I also accompany it with a copy of the letter of Credence which I had the honour of delivering to the King, not having furnished you with a copy on that occasion.

I am with sentiments of the most profound respect Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble servant,

Th: Jefferson

RC (Arch. Aff. Etr., Paris, Corr. Pol., E.-U., xxx). Endorsed: “M. DeR [M. de Rayneval] Lettre ci jointe de Creance pour M. Jefferson.” PrC (DLC). Entry in SJPL reads: “Vergennes. Letter of credence.” Enclosures: Copy of Congress to Louis XVI, 14 June 1785 (text printed in JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, D.C., 1904–37, 34 vols. description ends , xxviii, 458); copy of Congress to Louis xvi, 10 Mch. 1785 (see Jay to TJ, 22 Mch. 1785).

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