Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Maurice, 9 September 1789

From James Maurice

L’Orient, 9 Sep. 1789. In case TJ has taken steps to forward his effects to L’Orient on strength of his letter of 7th, he advises that “Captain Calizt has just told me that a Merchant of this town is to go on board of his Vessel tomorrow … to see if she will suit his purpose, and in that case she might be disposed of. But as the Captain will give me a positive answer before next Post, you had better wait my next … before … leaving Paris.” [In postscript:] “Please to excuse haste, it is late.”

RC (ViWC); 1 p.; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 13 Sep. 1789. Maurice’s letter of 7 Sep. 1789 has not been found, but it is recorded in SJL as received 12 Sep. 1789 as written “for Wm. Ast.”

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