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FROM THE PAPERS OF
THOMAS JEFFERSON RANDOLPH.
EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA, to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the seventeenth day of January, in
the fifty-third year of the Independence of the United States of L.S.
America, THOMAS JEFFERSON RANDOLPH, of the said Dis********* trict, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
“Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the papers of Thomas Jefferson. Édited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph.”
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled « An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.”
RD. JEFFRIES, Clerk of the Eastern District of Virginia.
Jefferson Clark, Printer.
TO RICHARD HENRY LEE.
London, April 22, 1786. DEAR SIR, In your letter of October the 29th, you desired me to send you one of the new lamps. I tried at every probable place in Paris, and could not get a tolerable one. I have been glad of it since I came here, as I find them much better made here. I now deliver one, with this letter, into the hands of Mr. Fulwar Skipwith, a merchant from Virginia, settled here, who promises to send it to you, with one for Mr. C. Thomson. Of this, be pleased to accept,
It is now found that they may be used with almost Í expect to leave this place in about three days. Our public letters, joint and separate, will inform you what has been done, and what could not be done here. With respect to a commercial treaty with this country, be assured that this government not only has it not in contemplation, at present, to make any, but that they do not conceive that any circumstances will arise, which shall render it expedient for them to have any political connection with us. They think we shall be glad of their commerce, on their own terms. There is no party in our favor here, either in power, or out of power. Even the opposition concur with the ministry and the nation, in this. I can scarcely consider as a party, the Marquis of Lansdowne, and a half dozen characters about him, such as Dr. Price, &c. who are impressed with the utility of a friendly connection with us. The former does not venture this sentiment in parliament, and the latter are not in situations to be heard. The Marquis of Lansdowne spoke to me affectionately of your brother, Doctor Lee, and desired his respects to him, which I beg leave to communicate through you. Were he to come into the ministry,