Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Lafayette, 1 February 1790

From Lafayette

Paris, 1 Feb. 1790. He asks TJ to be of service to M. Minguée, who is leaving for America to “faire un établissement” on the Scioto river, having served with patriotism and zeal in the national Parisian army from the beginning of the Revolution, and from whose great friend, the “Gouverneur de mon fils,” he has just received new testimony in his favor. [P.S.] “I don’t know, My dear friend, When this will reach You, Accept My Most afectionate Compliments, and Warm Wishes for Your Speedy Return.”

RC (MdHi); 1 p; in French in a clerk’s hand, with signature and English postscript by Lafayette; at foot of text: “M. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Mch. 1792 and so recorded in SJL.

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