Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 5 October 1785

To John Adams

Paris Oct. 5. 1785.


The Chevalier Dolomieu of the order of Malta, who served in the army of Count Rochambeau in America being to pass into England, I take the liberty of introducing him to you. An acquaintance with him in America enables me to assure you of his merit; his politeness and good understanding will of themselves recommend him to your esteem.

I have the honour to be with the highest respect Sir Your most obedient & most humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

RC (Mrs. Ellen Barbour Glines, Puerto Rico; deposited in Ct, 1946); without indication of addressee; at foot of letter in another hand: “de la hay street. near great george Street. Westminster No. 5.” Entry in SJL under this date reads: “Cheval. Dolomieu. Inclosing introductory letter to J. Adams.” This covering letter to Dolomieu has not been found.

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