Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Paradise, [ca. June 1788]

From John Paradise

[Paris, ca. June 1788.] In answer to TJ’s note, he states that the “true form of addressing a letter to his daughter is A Madame la Comtesse Barziza née Paradise a Bergame par Milan”; Count Barziza and others “give her the title of excellency to which she has no right, until her name be enrolled in the golden book.” As to the marriage settlement, he refers TJ to Mrs. Paradise’s letter.

RC (MHi); endorsed; undated, but presumably TJ’s Note (missing) was written in anticipation of his letter to Lucy Paradise Barziza, 8 July 1788. Neither TJ’s inquiry nor the present note is recorded in SJL Index. See Shepperson, John Paradise and Lucy Ludwell, p. 315–9.

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