Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Jean Nicolas Démeunier, 15 February 1788

To Jean Nicolas Démeunier

Paris Feb. 15. 1788.


Mr. Mazzei having asked of me information on the subject of the United States, I lent him the notes I had written for you. I saw in his manuscript afterwards things respecting you which I could not approve, and expressed to him strongly my desire that he should change them. I thought he would do it; but have not had time to look into his work since it’s publication. I beg you to be assured that I participate in no sentiments of his or any other person relative to you which are not full of respect and esteem. I shall be sorry to see either him or any other writer indulge themselves in expressions which your candour and talents should sheild you from. I shall have the pleasure of seeing you at your own house one of these days, and of giving you further assurances of the esteem and attachment with which I have the honour to be Sir Your most obedient & most humble servant,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC).

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