Martha Jefferson (Randolph) to St. John de Crèvecoeur

Miss Jefferson’s compliments to Mr De Crevecoeur, she cannot receive the valuable present he has been so kind as to send her. she considers the offer of it as a sufficient proof of his friendly disposition and begs leave in returning it to tender to him her esteem and her thanks

RC (photostat in ViU); in the hand of William Short, Thomas Jefferson’s private secretary in Paris from 1785 to 1789; addressed in the hand of Martha Jefferson (Randolph): “Mr St Jean de Crèvecœur”; with notes in the hand of Martha J. Trist Burke: “Mr St Jean de Crèvecœur! Miss Jefferson’s answer to a gentleman (an admirer) who sent her a present.”
Date Range
January 1, 1787 to December 31, 1787