Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Francis Eppes, 2 July 1787

To Francis Eppes

Paris, July 2d, 1787.

Dear Sir

The present is merely to inform you of the safe arrival of Polly in London, in good health. I have this moment dispatched a servant for her. Mr. Ammonit did not come, but she was in the best hands possible, those of Captain Ramsay. Mrs. Adams writes me she was so much attached to him that her separation from him was a terrible operation. She has now to go through the same with Mrs. Adams. I hope that in ten days she will join those from whom she is no more to be separated. As this is to pass through post-offices, I send it merely to relieve the anxieties which Mrs. Eppes and yourself are so good as to feel on her account, reserving myself to answer both your favors by the next packet. I am, with very sincere esteem, dear Sir, your affectionate friend and servant,

Th. Jefferson

MS not found; text from Randolph, Domestic Life description begins Sarah N. Randolph, The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson description ends , p. 125. Recorded in SJL. This is evidently the letter that TJ enclosed in his letters of this date to Bondfield at Bordeaux and to Wilt, Delmestre & Cie. at L’Orient, a fact which perhaps explains the absence of a PrC in TJ Papers.

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