Thomas Jefferson Papers

William Short to the Governor of Virginia, 21 March 1787

William Short to the Governor of Virginia

Paris March 21. 1787


By direction of Mr. Jefferson who is absent, I have the honor of forwarding to your Excellency, the proceedings of the city of Paris on the reception of the Marquis de la fayette’s bust presented to them by the State of Virginia. The French Packet which sails in a few days furnishes the first opportunity which has been offered, of conveying these proceedings and I make use of it with very great pleasure as it allows me to assure you Sir, of the sentiments of the most profound respect and perfect esteem with which I have long had the honor of being Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble servant,

W Short

PrC (DLC: Short Papers); endorsed. Enclosure: See note to Le Pelletier to TJ, 1 Feb. 1787, and to De Corny to TJ, 20 Feb. 1787.

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