Thomas Jefferson Papers

Tadeusz Kosciuszko to Thomas Jefferson, 15 May 1814

From Tadeusz Kosciuszko

Paris 15. Mai 1814.

Mon Cher Ami

Je Crois que nous souffrons tout deux cette Année Vous par l’Angleterre et moi par vous, Car je nai pas touché les interets de ma petite Somme placée chez vous1 pour l’année passée de 1813. et dont cependant jaurais un grand besoin. Je conçois que la Guerre a pu empecher les communications avec la France; Mais tachez de m’envoyer par l’Angleterre ou par la Hollande.

Je vous embrasse mille fois avec toute mon Amitié et mon Estime Sincere

T Kosciuszko

Editors’ Translation

Paris 15. May 1814.

My Dear Friend

I believe we are both suffering this year, you because of England, and me because of you, for I have not received the interest for last year, 1813, on the small sum placed with you, and which I still greatly need. I understand that the war may have hindered communications with France; but try to send it to me through England or Holland.

I embrace you a thousand times with all my friendship and sincere esteem

T Kosciuszko

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Sept. 1814 and so recorded in SJL. Dupl (facsimile, lacking verso with endorsement, in Sotheby Parke Bernet auction catalogue, New York City, 14 Nov. 1978, item 460); catalogue indicates that TJ’s endorsement noted receipt on 12 Oct. 1814, but recorded in SJL as received two days later. Translation by Dr. Genevieve Moene. Enclosed in Levett Harris to TJ, 22 June 1814.

1Preceding three words not in Dupl.

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