Thomas Jefferson to John Adams Regarding the Barbary States


TO JOHN ADAMS. Paris, August 6, 1785. Dear Sir, I now enclose you a draught of a treaty for the Barbary States, together with the notes Dr. Franklin left me. I have retained a press copy of this draught, so that by referring to any article, line, and word, in it, you can propose amendments…

Jefferson to President Richard Henry Lee


TO THE PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS. (Private.) Paris, July 12, 1785. Dear Sir, I was honored, two days ago, with yours of May the 16th, and thank you for the intelligence it contained, much of which was new to me. It was the only letter I received by this packet, except one from Mr. Hopkinson, on…