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Letter, 1788 May 08, Paris, [France], to Dr. [William] Shippen, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Jefferson has met William Shippen's son, Thomas Lee Shippen, and has enjoyed his company in Paris; Jefferson has been in Holland part of the time; encloses a letter from Shippen's son; Thomas Shippen has left with Mr. John Rutledge for Brussels; they will most likely follow Jefferson's route through the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and France; claims that Thomas Shippen "will return charged, like a bee, with the honey of wisdom, a blessing to his country and honour and comfort to his friends..."; enclosure of travel plan with list of costs.
Issued Date: 1788-05-08
Subjects: Shippen, Thomas Lee, 1765-1798
Rutledge, John, 1739-1800
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15299
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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