Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Madame Oster, 15 April 1789

From Madame Oster

Nancy, 15 Apr. 1789. Is grateful to TJ for offering to take her letters to America. Asks him to assure Mrs. Banister of her “tendre attachement”; she and the other friends who overwhelmed her with kindness will remain precious memories, saddened only by the thought that she will never see them again.—She will pray for a successful and happy voyage for TJ. [In postscript:] She had not known of the death of Mr. Banister, having received no news from friends in Virginia for a long time, and is “tres touchée de l’affliction qu’elle aura causée.”

RC (MHi); in French; 3 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 19 Apr. 1789.

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