Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to David Rittenhouse, 11 April 1793

To David Rittenhouse

Philadelphia Apr. 11. 1793.

Dear Sir

I received yesterday your note on the subject of Michaud’s instructions, and think it would be better to have a meeting of the society that they may accept the charge proposed to them by the subscribers, and may appoint a committee to draw instructions, and a person to collect the fourth of the subscriptions and pay it to Mr. Michaud. My attendance on the society will be precarious, as it must depend on the weather: but I hope you will attend and have the thing done right. I am Dear Sir your’s affectionately

Th: Jefferson

RC (PPAmP); addressed: “Mr. Rittenhouse.” PrC (DLC). Tr (DLC); 19th-century copy.

For the sequel, see Editorial Note on Jefferson and André Michaux’s Proposed Western Expedition, at 22 Jan. 1793.

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