Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Harry Innes, 21 June 1796

To Harry Innes

Monticello June 21. 96.

Dear Sir

Mr. Volney is so well known for his celebrated travels and other works, and as a member of the first national assembly of France that I need only name him to put him in possession of your attentions and kind offices. As he proposes to take Kentuckey in his way to the Illinois I have taken the liberty of introducing him to you well assured you will be pleased with an opportunity of becoming acquainted with a person of his worth and talents, and of rendering him those little services so useful and agreeable to a traveller. With very great esteem I am Dear Sir Your friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “H. Innes esq.”

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