Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from La Blancherie, 29 April 1788

From La Blancherie

Paris, 29 Apr. 1788. Acknowledges TJ’s letter of 28 Apr., the work on Virginia, and the payment of 196.livre tournois1 for John Adams. Will send Dr. Franklin’s copies of his weekly publication to TJ to be forwarded. Would appreciate learning from TJ “des details sur l’etablissement d’un jardin botanique accordé au Roi dans la nouvelle Jersey”; would also like to have any “gazettes Anglo-Américaines” which have information about industry, arts, or agriculture “dans ces contrées.” Will announce TJ’s Notes on Virginia in his publication at the first opportunity, and is pleased to have this opportunity to do honor to him. Is about to depart for London, and would gladly undertake any commission for TJ there.

RC (DLC); 2 p.; in French; endorsed. Enclosure (DLC): Receipt, dated 28 Apr. 1788, for 192livre tournois received from John Adams through TJ for “Sa contribution des années 1785. et 1786 aux frais de l’établissement de la Correspondence générale et gratuite pour les Sciences et les Arts, a titre d’associé Protecteur.”

1An error for 192livre tournois, the amount mentioned in the enclosed receipt and also the amount entered in TJ’s Account Book under 28 Apr.

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