Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Trumbull, 15 March 1789

To John Trumbull

Paris Mar. 15. 1789.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 10th. is come to hand to-day. I inclose you a bill of exchange of £25. from Grand & co. on Thelusson fils & co. in order to face my affairs with which I give you so much trouble. I expect Lackington will call on you as soon as you receive this for a sum of about £5. Be so good as to tell him to add to my catalogue No. 5894. Baretti 3/. (He will understand this.) Besides this Mrs. Paradise is to get somebody to buy some books for me at Pinelli’s sale. These will be under £10. I submit the plan of the pictures implicitly to your opinion and therefore adopt your advice to have them separate. In this case they had better not be oval. The clothes I think must wait a private conveiance. The Marquis de la Fayette is at this time gone to Auvergne. When he returns I will try to hint Dr. Gordon’s matter to him. I should have written to the Doctor before now, but for an excess of business; and that I wished also to peruse his history before I wrote. I received the six copies in good condition, and have occasionnally consulted it, and whenever I have it has given me great satisfaction. In fact it is full of good, new, and authentic matter. I trouble you with a little note for Mr. Payne the bookseller, and a letter from my daughter to Kitty Church. Much to do obliges me to add here assurances of the esteem & attachment with which I am Dr Sir your affectionate friend & servt,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC). Enclosures missing; the note to Thomas Payne is not recorded in SJL

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