Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Grand & Cie. and Gautier & Cie., 24 March 1795

From Grand & Cie. and Gautier & Cie.

Paris, 24 Mch. 1795. Grand & Cie., announcing that the company has come to an end and will continue only to liquidate itself, requests TJ to carry on his business with its successor firm. J. A. Gautier & Cie. announces its formation, to pursue business under the attached signatures of Jean Antoine Gautier and Pierre Claude Etienne Corsange, and solicits TJ’s continued confidence in their diligent attention to his interests. P.S., Paris, 24 Mch. 1795. They had the misfortune of losing the elder Grand in his native Switzerland, where he had retired after the death of Madame Grand. They will always consider themselves happy to have opportunities of proving their devotion.

RC (DLC); 2 p.; in French; consisting of two circulars printed on a sheet folded to make four pages, the circulars appearing on the first and third pages; signed by Jean François Paul Grand and Jean Antoine Gautier for Grand & Cie., and by Gautier and Pierre Claude Etienne Corsange for Gautier & Cie.; with date, salutations, blank spaces, minor corrections in text, and postscript completed in ink by Gautier; at foot of text: “L’Honorable Mr Thomas Jefferson A Monticelle en Virginie”; endorsed by TJ as received 11 Aug. 1795 and recorded in SJL as individual letters from the two firms received on that date. Enclosed in preceding document.

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