To Thomas Jefferson February 13, 1792

From the original letter at the Library of Congress.

London Feby. 13 1792

Dear Sir

Mr. Kenedy who brings this to N York, is on the point of setting out. I am therefore confined to time: I have enclosed six copies of my work for yourself in a parcel addressed to the President, and three or four for my other friends, which I wish you take the trouble of presenting.

I have just heard of Gouverneur Morris’s appointment. It is a most unfortunate one, and as I shall mention the same thing to him when I see him, I do not express it to you with the injunction of Confidence — He is just now arrived in London, and this circumstance has served, as I see by the french papers, to encrease the dislike and suspicion of some of that nation and the National Assembly against him -

Your affectionate friend &c


Mr. Jefferson Secreatary of State

P.S. In the present state of Europe it would be best to make no appointments