Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Lee Shippen, 12 July 1788

From Thomas Lee Shippen

Aix la Chapelle 12 July 88

Will you have the goodness my dear Sir to excuse the very great trouble I am giving you? In the middle of an inland journey I find a long letter filled to my father, and fear that if I let it go on, it will become too large for the Post to carry. In this emergency I know no way in which to ensure for my letter a safe and speedy conveyance but by sending it to you, and that is the only excuse I can offer for giving you the trouble. Have the kindness to give my respects to the Marquis and Mr. Short & believe me Sir, with great sincerity your devoted servant,

Thos. Lee Shippen

[P. ]S. You will be surprized to find me still in this Country but the delights of Spa have been seducing for me to able to resist them.


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