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Letter, 1785 May 02, Paris, [France] to [William Short], St. Germain, [France].

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Concerns Jefferson's appointment as minister to France; permission for Benjamin Franklin to return to America and for Jefferson to take his place as minister to France; no secretary of legation has been appointed; Jefferson predicts Col. David Humphreys will be named in that capacity; Smith is secretary of legation for John Adams to London; a bill of the Caisse d'escomte for two hundred livres enclosed in letter; received letters from America; the system of Congress not yet decided; John Francis Mercer married to Miss Sophia Sprigg; Jefferson has not heard from James Monroe in months; William Short should arrive soon; Col. David Humphreys is well; John Quincy Adams leaves for New York and Count de Doradour will accompany him to Virginia.
Issued Date: 1785-05-02
Subjects: Adams, John, 1735-1826
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Monroe, James, 1758-1831
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15204
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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