Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Carmichael, 12 March 1789

From William Carmichael

Madrid 12 March 1789

Dear Sir

Dn. Ventura Caro lately appointed Captain General of the Island of Cuba Luisiana &c. and having occasion to go to Paris before embarking for his Government, I take the Liberty of presenting him to your Acquaintance. He is of long Standing, one of mine. As his Stay I presume will be short at Paris, I wish you to profit of it as much as possible, as well on his account as your own. Any Commands that you have for me, I am persuaded he will execute with readiness. In a few days, I shall have an occasion of writing you fully. In the Mean time I have the honor to be with the greatest respect & Esteem Yr. Excys Most Obedt & very Hble. Sert.

Wm Carmichael

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ, who also noted at foot of text: “r Tournon hotel de l’Empereur.” Recorded in SJL as received 12 Apr. 1789, “by Dn. Venturo Caro.”

General Ventura Caro (1742–1809), if actually named to an American post, evidently did not take up his assignment.

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