Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Jean Baptiste Ternant, 13 June 1792

From Jean Baptiste Ternant

Philadelphia, 13 June 1792. In sending the attached extract of a dispatch he has just received, he is happy to transmit on the King’s behalf the expression of sentiments he had anticipated and which he asks TJ to convey to the President. He also encloses a copy of one of the French laws of appurtenances, which he has been directed to communicate, and asks TJ to inform the President of it.

PrC of Tr (DLC); 1 p.; in French; in the hand of George Taylor, Jr.; at head of text “Copy.” Enclosure: Lessart to Ternant, Paris, 31 Dec. 1791, reporting that the King has been informed of Lieutenant Roustan’s mission to the United States, that he approves of Ternant’s efforts to obtain aid for Saint-Domingue, that he is impressed with the prompt and favorable response by the American ministers, and that he wishes this to be conveyed to them and to the President (same).

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