Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Peter Laporte, 4 June 1819

Charlottesville le 4 juin 1819

Mr Laporte a L’honneur De présenter Ses respects a Monsieur Jefferson, le remercie De L’envoy de Sa farine de Son agneau et de toutes les peines qu’il a la bonté de prendre pour lui faire procûrer toutes les Choses dont il a besoin; et en même tems accepte avec le plus grand plaisir le quartier De Boeuf que monsieur Jefferson a Eu la Complaisance D’engager pour lui

Editors’ Translation

Charlottesville June 4, 1819

Mr. Laporte has the honor of presenting his respects to Mr. Jefferson, thanks him for his gift of his flour, his lamb, and for all the trouble he so kindly goes through in providing him with all the things he needs. At the same time he accepts with the greatest of pleasures the quarter of beef that Mister Jefferson has obligingly promised him.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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