Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Bondfield, 8 September 1789

From John Bondfield

Bordeaux, 8 Sep. 1789. Since his of 5th he has received TJ’s of 8th.1—No vessels there bound for “the middle States except the Packet” that sails 15th.—“You leave france in a troubled sea. They have undertaken a great work renderd difficult by the Jarr of Interets, Opinions and unsettled Measures. The leading Members dont appear to act on United principles. Your Council is become necessary. I think you will meet Oposition to your leave of absence from the National Members. My respectful Compliments to Mr. Short.”

RC (DLC); endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 12 Sep. 1789.

1Bondfield meant to refer to TJ’s letter of 30 Aug.

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