Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from De Lormerie, 28 May [1789]

From De Lormerie

[Paris], 28 May [1789]. Encloses a packet “qui contient des Papiers interéssans pour le Genèral Washington,” which he requests TJ to put in his trunks and by the same vessel that takes him to America.—He would call to pay his respects but for fear of importuning TJ “dans ces derniers moments, où je pars moi meme pour la campagne.”—Asks him to let him know if the packet “pour le Genèral lui a eté remis Exactement”—“P.S. S’il y avoit quelques bonnes nouvelles de la prosperité de Kentucky, Je serois bien enchanté de les connoitre.

RC (DNA: PCC, No. 78); 2 p.; endorsed in an unidentified hand: “from the Chevr de Lormerie May 28. 1789.” Not recorded in SJL. If TJ replied, as requested, his answer is missing and is not recorded in SJL. Enclosure (which TJ must have delivered in person to Washington) not identified, though it may have pertained to western lands: Lormerie later claimed that in 1787 he had purchased lands in America under TJ’s “auspices” and on Lafayette’s recommendation (Lormerie to TJ, 30 Nov. 1806; TJ to Lormerie, 6 July 1787).

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