Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Zachariah Loreilhe, 1 March 1786

From Zachariah Loreilhe

L’Orient, 1 Mch. 1786. Acknowledges receipt of TJ’s letter of 21 Feb.; will forward the enclosure in a few days by the ship Maryland bound for Baltimore; will always execute TJ’s commands with particular care.

RC (MHi); 1 p. Noted in SJL as received 5 Mch. 1786.

TJ’s letter to Loreilhe of 21 Feb. and its enclosure have not been found, and the letter is not recorded in SJL. No letters bound for America were recorded in SJL from 20 to 24 Feb., and all of those from the 24th to the 28th, inclusive, were conveyed “by Ezra Bates” who went by packet.

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