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Letter, 1790 July 26, New York, [New York] to [William] Short, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Concerns the shipping of Jefferson's belongings from Paris to Philadelphia because the government is to be moved there; wants William Short to make acknowledgements on the behalf of Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and President George Washington to the club des quatre vingts dix for including them as members; minister to be sent to Paris but Jefferson does not know who; President George Washington has yet to decide on the minister to France; a decision will be made shortly whether or not the members of the Senate will change in the fall or next spring; wants William Short to return to the United States and take part in public office; Jefferson is sure William Short is capable of being anything he wants to be; the government needs able "characters;" President George Washington will visit Mount Vernon soon; Jefferson will visit Monticello soon.
Issued Date: 1790-07-26
Subjects: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15133
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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