From Thomas Jefferson
Philadelphia July 27. 1791.
My dear Sir
I inclose you the pamphlet desired in your’s of July 24. Also the one on Weights & measures recieved through you, of which having another copy, be pleased to keep it. In turning over some papers I came across my journal through France, & Italy, and fancied you might be willing to acquire of that country a knowlege at second hand which you refuse to acquire at the first. It is written in the way you seemed to approve on our journey. I gave E. P’s1 letter to mr. Lear. I write to Mazzei by a vessel which sails on Monday; so shall hope to hear from you by that time. Nobody could know of T. C’s application but himself, H. you & myself. Which of the four was most likely to give it out at all, & especially in such a form? Which of the four would feel an inclination to excite an opinion that you & myself were hostile to every thing not Southern? The President is much better. An incision has been made, & a kind suppuration is brought on. If Colo. Lee be with you present my respects to him. Adieu. Yours affectionately
P. S. Dispatches from Genl Scott confirm the newspaper accts of his success, except that he was not wounded.
RC (DLC); FC, Tr (DLC: Jefferson Papers).
1. Edmund Pendleton.