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Letter, 1791 November 1, Belville, [North Carolina] to Thomas Jefferson, n.p.

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Author: McCalester, Archibald
Abstract: Recalls previous war acquaintance; is now a rice planter in Carolina; wishes advice about an European school where he may send his wife's son with least risk to his morals; prefers France or Switzerland as an American ought not to imbibe English prejudices; asks if British are bound to pay for negroes carred from his plantation during war; hopes the U.S. will reject an alliance which he hears the British are trying to negotiate; is misfortune that we speak the English language; U.S. and Russian empire possess the natural seeds which must support British empire; American trade should be increased.
Issued Date: 1791-11-01
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15358
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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