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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06674 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Paris, France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa 1785-1789 Pagination: 1 p. 23.2 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: Written to a French official. Requests that a packet of pictures be sent to his deputy in New York before forwarding them on to Charleston. Date based on Jefferson's being in Paris.

Background Information:

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: FrancePresidentAmerican StatesmenGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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