From Miles King
Hampton, Va., 29 Aug. 1785. Introduces the bearer, the Chevalier de Laserre, a French officer who served in Virginia during the Revolution. As he comes to France “to do some business with the Prime Minister” and “it is the duty of every Virginian to tender every service in their power to their great and good Allies,” King recommends him to TJ’s favor.
RC (DLC); 1 p.; the year, which is torn away in the dateline, has been supplied from TJ’s record in SJL of its receipt on 3 June 1786.