Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 9 February 1786

To James Madison

Paris Feb. 9. 1786.

Dear Sir

In my letter of yesterday I forgot to inclose one I have received on the subject of a debt due to Mr. Paradise, and I wish the present letter may reach the bearer of that in time to go by the same conveiance. The inclosed from Doctor Bancroft will explain itself. I add my solicitations to his, not to ask any thing to be done for Mr. Paradise inconsistent with the justice due to others, but that every thing may be done for him which justice will permit. Your assistance in this either by yourself or by interesting such other person in it as may be more in the way to forward it will oblige Dear Sir your friend & servant,

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC: Madison Papers); addressed: “James Madison junr. esq. Orange county Virginia”; endorsed. The following endorsement is written below the address: “L’Orient March 5th. 1786 forwarded by Sir your most obedt. Servant Z: Loreilhe.” PrC (DLC). Enclosure (DLC: Madison Papers): Bancroft to TJ, 18 Nov. 1785.

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