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Letter, 1790 August 25, New York, [New York] to [William] Short, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: President George Washington leaves for Mount Vernon and will return to Philadelphia in November; Jefferson will leave for Monticello shortly and will return to Philadelphia in October; the other government offices will move to Philadelphia between October and November; hopes William Short will receive his letters in time so his furniture in Paris can be shipped to Philadelphia; requests that William Short ask Jean-Antoine Houdon to make a gilet and cloak out of silk which looks the same as the one Houdon made for President George Washington's statue; the "costume" is to be life-size and "couleur d'ardoise" or the color of slate; requests that William Short take care of several financial exchanges for Jefferson; the money paid to Jefferson from Mr. William Drayton of the South Carolina agricultural society is to be given to Mr. Ferdinand Grand; this money should go to draft of Monsieur Stephen Etienne Cathalan, Jr.; Jefferson is to receive money owed him by Philip Mazzei from John Blair; portrait of Castruccio Castracani from Florence; bond of Jefferson's to Mazzei held by John Bowdoin; William Short to discuss payment of this debt with John Bowdoin; Congress has stopped meeting for the year; Short's successor will not be named until Congress reconvenes in December; Mr. Henry Remsen, Jr. will try to send the copies of the Federalist to William Short; Jefferson will most likely not write again unless to pay for President George Washington's wine.
Issued Date: 1790-08-25
Subjects: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828
Mazzei, Filippo, 1730-1816
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15309
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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