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Letter, 1790 September 30, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to [William] Short, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Corrects William Short on Jefferson's "influence in the foreign affairs;" the government may decide to limit the term of ministers abroad to seven years; suggests that Short return to the United States before he becomes too attached to Europe; suggests that Short run for office when he returns; if Short were in Virginia now, he could take William Grayson's place in the United States Senate, but James Monroe will take the position; Short could take the place of Richard Henry Lee in the United States Senate in two years, one of the best jobs in Jefferson's opinion; not sure what Short's business in Amsterdam will do for him; does not know what to do about Jean Francois de Tolozan and Monsieur de Sequeville until he speaks with President George Washington; instructs Short not to pay any more rent to the landlords of Jefferson's house in Paris after the six months from which he gave his notice.
Issued Date: 1790-09-30
Subjects: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794
Monroe, James, 1758-1831
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15246
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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