Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Rutledge, 6 April 1788

From John Rutledge

Charleston April 6. 1788

Dr. Sir

Having considered the Idea which you suggested, of my Son’s going (after visiting Paris, London, and Amsterdam) to Madrid, Lisbon and Italy, I have, this day, written to him, advising to adopt that Plan.

I thank you, most cordially, for the very great Attention and Friendship, with which (as he has repeatedly inform’d me) you have been pleased to honour him, and request a Continuance of your Goodness and Favour to him, which, I am persuaded, he will endeavour to merit. I have the Honour to be with great Esteem Dr. Sir yrs. Sincerely,

J. Rutledge

RC (DLC); endorsed.

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