Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Motture, 12 June 1787

From Motture

Paris, rue du Cherche midy, 12 June 1787. Though unacquainted with TJ, he asks him to forward two sets of the memoirs of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Turin (in 2 vols., quarto), one to Benjamin Franklin, and the other to the American Philosophical Society. “I am sure that Science now a days meets everywhere with friends and protectors, and that my request will not fail of success.”

RC (DLC); 2 p.; signed: “Motture Secretary to the Sardinian ambassador.” Not recorded in SJL.

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