Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 9 December 1791

To John Adams


The inclosed information relative to ransom and peace with the Algerines, being newly come to hand, I take the liberty of communicating it to you, and through you to the Senate. It concurs in some facts and opinions with what we had before learnt thro other channels, and differs in some others, so as, on the whole, to leave us still in considerable uncertainty as to interesting points.—I have the honor to be with sentiments of the most perfect respect, Sir, Your most obedient & most humble servant,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “The Vice-President of the U.S. President of the Senate.” Enclosure: Extracts from Short to TJ, 24 Aug. 1791.