James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 1 May 1788

From Thomas Jefferson

Paris May 1. 1788.

Dear Sir

The bearer hereof, Monsieur de Warville, is already known to you by his writings, some of which I have heretofore sent you, & particularly his work sur la France et les etats unis.1 I am happy to be able to present him to you in person, assured that you will find him in all his dispositions equally estimable as for his genius. I nee[d] only to ask your acquaintance for him. That will dispo[se] you to shew him all the civilities & attentions which may render his time agreeable in America, & put him into the way of obtaining any info[r]mation he may want. I am gratified, while rendering him this serv[ice,] to procure to myself the occasion of repeating to you those sentiments of esteem & attachment with which I am Dear Sir Your sincere friend & humble servant

Th. Jefferson

FC (DLC: Jefferson Papers). Brackets enclose letters faded in the right margin.

1Jacques Pierre Brissot de Warville, De la France et des États-Unis, ou, de l’importance de la Révolution de l’Amérique pour le bonheur de la France (London, 1787). Jefferson had sent this work to JM the previous August (PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11—, Charlottesville, Va., 1977—). description ends , X, 128). JM reported Brissot’s arrival in New York to Jefferson on 10 Aug.

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