To Pierre Dessin
28. January 1789. Paris
Mr. Jefferson presents his compliments to Monsieur Dessin and returns him the acquit à caution that he was so kind as to give for his carriage, with many thanks for this mark of his confidence. He begs him to be assured that should any occasion arise again for him to repeat the same favor, the most exact attention shall be shewn to prevent him from experiencing any inconvenience from it.
PrC (DLC). The enclosed acquit a caution has not been found; it was evidently brought to TJ by Daniel Parker, who accompanied the carriage to Paris.