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Letter, 1789 February 9, Paris, [France] to [William] Short, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Concerns news received from America; the weather in America; the new Constitution; list of federal senators; George Washington as president and John Adams as vice president; attempts to make amendments to Constitution by New York; the bill of rights; election battle between James Madison and Patrick Henry in Virginia for the Senate; list of elected officials for Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia; written attack on Col. David Humphreys; Mayo bridge in Richmond completed; turnpike at Alexandria; Rhode Island refuses to call convention; Spain granted land west of Mississippi river to Col. George Morgan who has invited settlers; Jean Pierre Brissot de Warville's good opinion of America and decision to move there; Gouverneur Morris' arrival in Paris; Benjamin Franklin's health; list of deaths and marriages in Virginia, Philadelphia and Massachusetts; William Short communicated false information about Marie Catherine Rosalie de Beauchamp, Comtesse de Neuilly living in Paris; decisions to be made about Jefferson's living arrangements; Wiiliam Short communicated false information about news of France concerning money; French Revolution; the French estates' decision to vote by persons or orders; Prince of Wales' acceptance of regency; the Queen of England in charge of the King's affects because of his lunacy; peace with Turks and attack on Prussia; Russia's problems with Poland; Mrs. Lucy Ludwell Paradise in England while Mr. John Paradise in Paris; Jefferson's daughters in good health; Philip Mazzei in good health; two letters to Mr. John Rutledge, Jr.; small commission for William Short at Genoa.
Issued Date: 1789-02-09
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816--Travel--France
Adams, John, 1735-1826
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Madison, James, 1749-1812
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
Mazzei, Filippo, 1730-1816
Paradise, John, 1748-1795
Paradise, Lucy Ludwell, 1751-1814
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15395
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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