Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to R. & A. Garvey, 11 December 1786

To R. & A. Garvey

Paris Dec. 11. 1786.


I have now the satisfaction to return you the Acquit a caution No. 113 you were so kind as to enter into for me. The copying press being a prohibited article, has occasioned a considerable delay in obtaining it from the Douane. It was not till yesterday I was able to withdraw your acquit a caution. I thank you for the trouble you have taken herein and am Sir your most obedt. & most humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); endorsed: “Garvey Mr.” The missing RC may actually have been addressed to Plowden Garvey of the firm of R. & A. Garvey of Rouen.

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