Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Havré, 14 January [1789]

From Havré

Paris, 14 Jan. [1789]. As president of the provincial assembly of Picardy, he supports the enclosed appeal of some merchants of Amiens who propose to send two ships to America for grain; this project, encouraged by the government, is based on principles of humanity, in that the merchants will turn over to the poor any profits they may receive. Asks TJ’s favorable consideration, and offers to forward any reply he may send.

RC (MHi); in French; 2 p.; endorsed. MS bears date 14 Jan. 1788, but entry in SJL shows that the letter and its enclosure were received on 17 Jan. 1789. Enclosure: Morgan, Père et Fils to TJ, 9 Jan. 1789. TJ’s reply to Havré, listed in SJL under 17 Jan. 1789, is missing; it may have been merely a letter of transmittal for his letter of the same date to Morgan, Père et Fils.

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