Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Paine, [on or before 3 November 1802]

From Thomas Paine

Baltimore [on or before 3] Novr. 1802

Dear Sir

I arrived here on Saturday from Havre after a passage of 60 days. I have several Cases of Models of Bridges, wheels &c and as soon as I can get them from the Vessel and put on board the packet for George town I shall sit off to pay my respects to you

Your much obliged fellow Citizen

Thomas Paine

P.S. I have a letter for you from Mr. Du blois respecting the Consulship of Havre.

RC (DLC); partially dated; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Nov. and so recorded in SJL.


Paine hoped to earn money from his designs of iron bridges and wooden carriage WHEELS (Vol. 32:189–90, 192–3n; Vol. 34:284–5).

MR. DU BLOIS: see William Deblois to TJ, 29 Aug.

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