|Sir,||Paris Feby. 7th. 1786.|
I am honored with the Letter you wrote me from London the 21st. Ult. which I receive as a personal obligation. I yesterday mentioned to Mr. Jefferson that you propose to begin the Business in question by writing to the Baron de Waltersdorff. Mr. Jefferson says the Baron is appointed Governor of a Colony in the West Indies and he beleives is sailed from Copenhagen. I hasten to advise you of this that you may take such information, or adopt such remedy as may answer the end proposed.
I have the honor to be with great Respect / Sir, your most obedient / and most humble Servant