Thomas Jefferson Papers

IV. Gabriel Henno to Thomas Jefferson, [before 2 August 1791]

IV. Gabriel Henno to Thomas Jefferson

[New London, before 2 Aug. 1791]

L’auteur de ce mémoire désire en recevoir un reçu dans peu de tems dans lequel il sera bien aise d’apprendre s’il doit continuer ses recherches. Son adresse est chez monsieur louis maniere new london.

Gabriel Henno
ne dans la flandre autrichienne

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); the following appears on a separate leaf: “tho’ the author understand english, he has thought proper to writ the following observations in french language with which he is more acquainted”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Aug. 1791 and so recorded in SJL. The above is almost certainly the conclusion of Henno’s letter, being without salutation or date as in the case of his other letters to TJ. Nor can there be any doubt that it was addressed to the Secretary of State, since TJ retained it and its enclosure in the departmental files. The most plausible explanation for the missing initial portion, if there was such, would seem to be that TJ separated that part of the letter as an accompaniment to the enclosure when he released it to the press. Enclosure: A 63-page manuscript entitled “Mémoire to the administrators. Singula quaque notando. hor. Recherche politique des moiens D’améliorer le commerce Des etats,” bearing at head of text: “new london 17 May 1791.” See Editorial Note for summary of contents.

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