Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Jean François Lesparat, 11 September 1787

From Jean François Lesparat

[Paris] 11 Sep. 1787. Sends a copy of his Réflexions; hopes the United States will avoid the abyss into which the principal powers of Europe have fallen because of their accumulation of a permanent debt; if the advice in his pamphlet will be of use to the citizens of the United States, as he hopes it will, now or later, be of use in France, his labors will not have been in vain.

RC (ViWC); 1 p.; in French. Recorded in SJL as received 11 Sep. 1787. Enclosure: Réflexions sur la nécessité d’assurer l’amortissement des dettes de l’Etat, ainsi que les ressources nécessaires en temps de guerre; avec l’indication des plus sûrs moyens d’y parvenir. Memoire expositif & justificatif des operations, procedes & formules proposés‥‥ (London [1787]; Sowerby, description begins Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, compiled with annotations by E. Millicent Sowerby, Washington, 1952–53 description ends No. 2459).

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