From Thomas Pinckney
London 17th April 1796
My dear Sir
The Chevalier de Irujo Minister Plenipotentiary from his Catholic Majesty to the United States purposing to embark for Norfolk I avail myself of the opportunity of inclosing to you a duplicate of my letter of the 16th. of the last Month, the original having been sent by a more circuitous route. Nothing new has occurred here since that date except the certainty of the war being to be continued between this Country and France.
Mr. and Mrs. Church whom I lately saw hearing that I was about to write to you requested to be recalled to your friendly recollection and with the intreaty that I may be continued therein I remain My dear Sir Your friend & Servant
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ; recorded in SJL as received 11 June 1796. PrC (ScHi: Pinckney Family Papers); at foot of text in ink: “Mr. Jefferson.” Enclosure: missing Dupl of Pinckney to TJ, 16 Mch. 1796.