Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Timothy Pickering

To Timothy Pickering

Sunday Jan. 15. 04.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Pickering and will send him tomorrow Louis XIVth.’s charter to Crozat, the book having been sent to the Secy. of state’s office to have copies of the charter made out, and the office being closed till tomorrow. he will thank mr Pickering for the return of the paper sent him, when perused, as it was a rough draught & no copy retained, and these papers are now in a course of copying to be sent by mr Bearing.

RC (MHi: Pickering Papers); addressed (clipped, obscured by binding): “The honble Mr. P[ickering]”; endorsed by Pickering. Not recorded in SJL.

The administration was copying the charter to Antoine crozat from an English translation of French explorer Henri Joutel’s memoir, A Journal of the Last Voyage Perform’d by Monsr. de la Sale (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, Washington, D.C., 1952-59, 5 vols. description ends No. 4074; Madison, Papers description begins William T. Hutchinson, Robert A. Rutland, J. C. A. Stagg, and others, eds., The Papers of James Madison, Chicago and Charlottesville, 1962- , 37 vols.: Sec. of State Ser., 1986- , 10 vols.; Pres. Ser., 1984- , 8 vols.; Ret. Ser., 2009- , 2 vols. description ends , Sec. of State Ser., 6:408; Vol. 41:328n, 332-3).

mr bearing: Alexander Baring.

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