Thomas Jefferson Papers

[To Thomas Jefferson from Abraham Walton, 21 December 1786]

From Abraham Walton

Orléans, 21 Dec. 1786. Thanks TJ for his letter of 7 Dec. and asks him to thank Lafayette for his letters of introduction to the local bishop and the Marquis du Crest; has dined with the latter three or four times. There are no masters of Italian or Spanish at Orléans; continues to study French, and reads nothing but French; amuses himself as formerly with dancing and fencing; hopes “the Waters may have the desired Effect.”

RC (DLC); 1 p. Noted in SJL as received 24 Dec. 1786.

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