Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Nourse, 8 February 1786

To Joseph Nourse

Paris Feb. 8. 1786.


I have been duly honoured with your letter of December 3. and immediately wrote to the Count de Cambray, who is at his seat at some distance from hence. I inclose you his letter directing the delivery of his certificate to his uncle in Paris, and the uncle’s receipt indorsed.

I wrote on the 26th. of January to the Marquis de la Rouerie who is also in the country on the subject of the satisfied certificate which he holds. As yet I have received no answer. I take for granted however that I shall receive one, either accompanying the certificate, or acknowleging that it is satisfied. Whatever it be I shall do myself the honour of transmitting it to you, and at all times attend to your commands with pleasure. I have the honour to be with great esteem and respect Sir, Your most obedient & most humble servt,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MoSHi). Noted in SJL as sent “by Mr. Barrett in the Packet.” Neither Cambray’s letter to TJ nor the certificate has been found, but the former is recorded in SJL as having been dated at Chateau de Villers aux Erables, 25 Jan., and as having been received 30 Jan. 1786.

Nourse’s letter of December 3 has not been found, but it is recorded in SJL as received 18 Jan. 1786 “by the [Packet?] and post.”

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