Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Peyton Short, 15 October 1791

From Peyton Short

Richmond 15th. Octr. 1791

Dear Sir

Will you be so good as to excuse my troubling you with another Letter to my Brother. I have frequently written to him through other Channels and he complains of never hearing from [me.] If I could be permitted to enclose my Letters to you and you would not consider it an inconvenience to forward them with your packets to Paris, I should be certain of their reaching him, and esteem such an Act of friendship as the greatest obligation that could be confered on Yr. most Obt. Sert,

Peyton Short

RC (MHi); addressed: “Mr. Thomas Jefferson Secry. of State, Philadelphia”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Oct. 1791 and so recorded in SJL.

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