Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Francis Eppes, 22 July 1786

To Francis Eppes

Paris, 22 July 1786. “Your letters of April 11th, and Mr. Lewis’s of March 14th, come to hand the 29th of June. I perceive they were to have come by Colonel Le Maire, but I hear nothing of his arrival. I had fondly flattered myself to receive my dear Polly with him, an idea which I cannot relinquish whatever be the difficulties.”

MS not found. Text quoted above has been taken from Randall, Life description begins Henry S. Randall, The Life of Thomas Jefferson description ends , i, 476, where this extract is printed from a letter then in the possession of TJ’s grandchildren.

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