Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Foulloy, [3 July 1788?]

To Foulloy

Monsieur Foulloy having delivered to me two books of Silas Deane, to wit his letter book of 1777. and his Daybook of accounts from 1776 to 1780. which he has as a pledge from Silas Deane for the sum of a hundred and twenty guineas. I promise to return to him those books, or to be answerable to him for the sum for which he holds them as a pledge; the books to be redelivered on his demand tomorrow evening. Given under my hand this 4th. day of July 1788.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC). Entries in SJL Index show that TJ wrote Foulloy on 3 and 9 July and received letters from him on 7 and 8 July 1788. The entry for 3 July may be a mistaken reference to the present document, which is more properly a receipt than a letter; in any case, no such letter of 3 July 1788 has been found. See TJ to Jay, 3 Aug. 1788.

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