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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) to Comte de Moustier re: inability to see him before departure

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03270 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Paris Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 09 October 1787 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written as American Minister to France, to Moustier as French minister to the US. Also mentions relations between France and America, and Britain and America. Published: Boyd, Papers of TJ, 12:224-25.

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Government and Civics, President Diplomacy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, France, French Revolution

Sub Era: Creating a New Government