To John Rutledge, Jr.
Friday May 2. 1788.
Mr. Jefferson’s compliments to Mr. Rutledge. He had not decided about going to the review tomorrow, and therefore it needs a much less sacrifice than he is disposed to make to Mr. Rutledge to abandon the little idea he had of going. He has but two horses which can be well rode. Mr. Short will naturally expect one, and Mr. Rutledge shall have the other.
RC (NcD); addressed: “A Monsieur Monsieur Rutledge à Paris.”
The review tomorrow: On 3 May 1788, at the Plain of Sablons, the regiments of French and Swiss Guards, headed by the Count of Artois, were reviewed by the king (Gazette de Leide, 20 May 1788).