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.