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Letter, 1788 November 21, Paris [France] to [William Short], n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Expresses his condolences to William Short on his illness while traveling and cautions him about resuming his journey too soon; passes word that Pennsylvania elected Robert Morris and William Maclay as senators; an "ill understanding" exists between John Adams and John Hancock over both of their nominations as vice president; discusses the illness of the King of England and surmises that he is "at death's door"; reports on French politics, including alignments of the Estates and the fall from public favor of the Notables; comments that stocks are down; mentions the deaths of Armand Louis de Gontaut, Marechal de Biron and Francois Jean de Beauvoir, Chevalier de Chastellux; asks William Short to pass along enclosed letters to John Rutledge. Jr.; Jefferson expresses his pleasure that William Short harbors no regrets about life in Paris.
Issued Date: 1788-11-21
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
Hancock, John, 1737-1793
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Adams, John, 1735-1826
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15301
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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