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Letter, 1786 May 06, Paris, [France], to Henry Skipwith, n.p.

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dc.contributor.author Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-12T18:48:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-12T18:48:09Z
dc.date.issued 1786-05-06 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15199
dc.description.abstract Asks him to research the existence of descendents in America of a "dancing master"; the British court is refusing to enter any negotiations with U.S. diplomats, either because of past animosities or for the purpose of "regulating our future conduct"; Jefferson proposes settling arguments over debts between parties in both countries by having the indebted pay only the interest that accrued before the war; arrangements between the U.S. and the "Pyratical states" of the Barbary Coast are uncertain, despite the former's attempts at diplomacy; Jefferson speculates that an expensive tribute will be demanded; Europe is temporarily at peace, but the expected death of the King of Prussia may change that; expresses reservations over Americans sending their sons to Europe for an education; "there is a great deal of ill to be learnt here by young people." en_US
dc.description.sponsorship College of William and Mary. Swem Library. Jefferson Project
dc.description.sponsorship Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Princeton University)
dc.description.sponsorship The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence en_US
dc.title Letter, 1786 May 06, Paris, [France], to Henry Skipwith, n.p. en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.identifier.collectionId Mss. 40 T79
dcterms.isPartOf Tucker-Coleman Papers

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