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Docno: ADMS-06-05-02-0162

Author: Jefferson, Thomas
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1777-08-21

From Thomas Jefferson

Albemarle, Va., 21 August 1777. RC (Adams Papers); printed: Jefferson, Papers , 2:27–29. Jefferson suggested applying for a loan from the Grand Duke of Tuscany, who reportedly had a considerable hoard of crowns in his treasury. Philip Mazzei was recommended as a suitable agent to negotiate the loan. Jefferson also speculated upon the mystifying maneuvers of Howe, then threatening the shores of Virginia.
RC (Adams Papers); printed: Jefferson, Papers , 2:27–29.