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Letter, 1807 November 15, Washington, [D.C.] to [William] Short, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Approves of Short's decision to spend the winter in Washington, D.C. rather than Philadelphia; explains that Short will learn a great deal about the workings of the government by living in Washington, D.C.; suggests that Short can find a house along "the avenue" to the Capitol or near the Treasury where General Dearborne and Mr. and Mrs. Cutts board; the affairs with Spain put on hold until Napoleon Bonaparte returned to Paris; with Napoleon's return he agreed to the United States' terms; Jefferson waits to see if it was "in good faith" or not; the state of affairs with Great Britain is uncertain; possibility of maritime war with Great Britain; necessity of foreign loans if the United States goes to war with Great Britain; Short's services in obtaining these loans will most likely be needed; classification of the militia; expresses his affection for General Moreau; still has not found anyone capable of running Short's estate, but Price will have to do.
Issued Date: 1807-12-15
Subjects: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15354
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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