Paris, april – 20.
I have taken the liberty of sending you a copy of the french Edition of my Description of the United States, in 5 vol. in 8o, which I pray you to accept as a small testimony of my gratitude and esteem. I have forwarded it in a case addressed to the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, and the Secretary is requested to inform you of its arrival.
The sudden departure of mr. Terril prevented me from having the pleasure of sending you by him some Brochures and journals. Those which I had confided to the care of Captain Covian will never reach you, for it is now well ascertained that his vessel with 100 passengers foundered in a storm near the port of New york.
your [. . .] and literary friends of this City still enquire concerning your [. . .], and are glad to hear of the recovery of your health.
the last letter which I had the honour of receiving from you is of the 24 nov. 1818. I pray you to present my respects to Mr. and Mrs. Randolph I am, dear Sir, with great respect, Your obliged servant
D B Warden
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.