Aulnay 4th July
My dear Sir
On this Anniversary day of the immortal declaration of independance I am Happy of an Opportunity to Adress You—it is Some Consolation for My Having Been prevented, By the Remains of my Accident or rather its Cure, to Meet in paris My American fellow Citizens—inclosed You Will find the duplicate of a Letter from Madame de chastelux, and as Mine Have also Been Sent duplicate, I shall only Repeat the Expression of the High and Affectionate Regard I Have the Honore to Be With
Your old Constant friend
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 26 Sep. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Madame de Chastellux to TJ, 30 June.