Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Geismar, 18 March 1788

To Geismar

Amsterdam Mar. 18. 1788.

Having been called hither, my dear friend, by business, and being somewhat at liberty as to my return, I propose to go along the Rhine as far as Strasburg before I turn off to Paris. I shall be at Frankfort probably between the 1st. and 5th. of April. If your residence is still at Hanau, I know you will meet me at Frankfort. I shall be at the Rottinhouse tavern. As I may be a little earlier there, or a little later than I expect, if you will lodge there a note of your address, I will contrive to see you. This pleasure has had it’s share in determining my return to Paris by this route, tho’ I am very apprehensive you will have removed with your court from Hanau to Cassel. In that case I must fail in this effort to see you, and be contented to preserve for you in absence those sentiments of sincere attachment and esteem with which I am, my dear Sir Your affectionate friend & servant,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC).

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