Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Victor Marie du Pont, 11 June 1803

From Victor Marie du Pont

New York 11th June 1803

Respected Sir

Inclosed I send you the bill you wish for on Paris and I have only to regret the determination you have taken not to ask any more for this year, If I could enjoy the thought of having rendered you a small service I should be quite proud & happy, but indeed I have no claim to that merit for the transaction is as convenient to me as it can be to you and under that fortunate basis of mutual advantage which alone can make conventions durable between great & small, men or nations, it ought to be renew’d as often as possible.

With great respect Your obedient servant

V. du Pont. d. n.

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 13 June and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Bill of exchange for 1,050 livres on the Paris banking firm of Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, not found, but see TJ to William Lee, 14 June (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1103).

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