Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Richard Peters, 13 June 1790

To Richard Peters

New York June 13. 1790.

Dear Sir

The inclosed having by some accident been mislaid among my papers it is not till now that I am able to forward it to you according to the request of the writer.

My short stay in Philadelphia, and an untoward accident prevented my having the honor of seeing you there. The invitation which the society of St. Patrick was pleased to honour me with, and which would have procured me a meeting with you was never known to me but on my arrival here, where Mr. Meredith told me of it. He was so good as to promise also to be the bearer of my apology to the society, whom I would certainly have waited on, but for the want of information. Notwithstanding Friday’s vote for Baltimore, some tell us we shall still have the pleasure of sojourning with you at Philadelphia. We shall soon see. In the mean time and at all times I have the honor to be with great esteem and respect Dear Sir Your most obedt. humble servt,

Th: Jefferson

RC (PHi); endorsed by Peters in part: “Capitaine’s affairs. Ansd. 20th. I wrote to Jo. Nourse for Information.” PrC (DLC). The enclosed letter pertaining to Capitaine’s affairs has not been found, but it was probably one from Jean Baptiste Le Roux, attorney for Capitaine, to Peters (see note, Short to TJ, 23 Mch. 1787). See Peters to TJ, 20 June 1790.

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