Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from St. John de Crèvecoeur, 16 April 1787

From St. John de Crèvecoeur

Paris le 16 Avril 1787


As a feeble tho’ sincere acknowledgement for your excellent notes on Virginia, as well as for your kindness, Permit me to offer you The Second Edition of the Amer: Far. Letters. Spite of all my Care, a great number of Faults are to be found in it, for never before had I seen such Profligate careless Men as the Journeymen Printers I have had to do with. With unfeigned Respect I remain Sir Your most humble Servant,

St. John de Crevecoeur

RC (DLC); endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 3 May 1787 at Aix-en-Provence. The three volumes that accompanied this letter (but probably were not forwarded by Short or Petit) were the Paris, 1787, edition of Crèvecoeur’s Les Lettres d’un Cultivateur Américain.

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