Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to J. P. P. Derieux, 18 August 1793

To J. P. P. Derieux

Philadelphia Aug. 18. 1793.

Dear Sir

I am mortified at not having written to you ere this, but if you could follow me from morning to night and from Sunday to Saturday you would agree that I am excusable in not writing when I have nothing essential to communicate. The truth is that for some time past Mr. Vaughan has promised to have your affair wound up and the balance remitted in cash. I was to have had it the week before last, last week, this week, but I have it not yet. But I believe you may count on it in a week or two. I know nothing of the sum, nor did he, as the business has remained in D’Homassel’s hands. The moment I receive his note, it shall be forwarded. My friendly respects to Me. De Rieux & am Dear Sir Your friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC: TJ Papers, 91: 15748); at foot of text: “M. De Rieux.” Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy.

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