Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Madame Le Roy, [1787–1788?]

From Madame Le Roy

rue denfer pres le luxembourg, no. 122 [1787–1788?]

Md. Le Roy, née baronne de Messey, a l’honneur de pryer monsieur de jifersonne de vouloire bien faire passe la Lettre si joint à monsieur Franklin. Elle luy en sera infiniment obligé. Elle espere que c’est la voix la plus sure pour qu’ille La recoive. Elle a Celuy de L’assure de cest sentimens et de Le pryer d’agréé mils enpresse complimens de sa part.

RC (MHi); without date. Enclosure missing. Madame Le Roy, “La Femme de Poche,” was a friend of Madame Helvétius and of Monsieur Franklin; the only letter from her to Franklin in PPAP is one dated 23 June 1787, which is possibly the one covered by the present letter and in which she spoke of having left her husband, of wishing that her ascent in a balloon had carried her to Franklin, and of her love and admiration for him.

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