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Letter, 1791 March 16, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] to [William] Short, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Instructs Short to offer a job in the United States to the maitre d'Hotel of a Mde. de Corny if Jefferson's former servant will not make the trip; if the maitre d' will not accept the position, Jefferson commissions Short to choose someone else as he sees fit; requests a set of Giovanni Piranesi's drawings of the Pantheon in order to "render them useful in the public buildings now to be begun at Georgetown"; tells Short that the ambassadors to France and Holland have not been decided yet, but that the delay works to Short's advantage; mentions the unpopularity in the South of legislation authorizing an excise tax on liquor and a National Bank; says they might "produce a stand against the federal government"; offers investment advice to Short.
Issued Date: 1791-03-16
Subjects: Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15312
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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