JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 1743-1826. Autograph Letter Signed ("Th. Jefferson"), to Gouverneur Morris,

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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 1743-1826.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Th. Jefferson"), to Gouverneur Morris,

Sold for US$ 9,375 inc. premium
JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 1743-1826.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Th. Jefferson"), to Gouverneur Morris, 1 p, bifolium, 4to, Philadelphia, April 29, 1792, inquiring after a former cook in France, to arrange employment in Monticello, and apologizing for troubling him with such a trivial matter, with Morris's note to the verso of last leaf, paper loss to fore-edge of cover sheet from seal removal.
Provenance: by descent to the present owner.

Thomas Jefferson writes to Morris, who is in Paris as the Minister Plenipotentiary to France, enlisting his assistance in luring a former kitchen aid in Paris to Monticello ("Henri by name"), and enclosing a letter (not present) for Morris to deliver in that regard. He notes, "There is a possibility he may be married," but somewhat stingily adds that he would not wish to bear the burden of her passage as well, so maybe the would-be cook could pay that himself. An interesting, personal, and unpublished letter between two of the most important statesmen of the Revolution.
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JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 1743-1826. Autograph Letter Signed ("Th. Jefferson"), to Gouverneur Morris,
JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 1743-1826. Autograph Letter Signed ("Th. Jefferson"), to Gouverneur Morris,
JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 1743-1826. Autograph Letter Signed ("Th. Jefferson"), to Gouverneur Morris,
JEFFERSON, THOMAS. 1743-1826. Autograph Letter Signed ("Th. Jefferson"), to Gouverneur Morris,
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