happy? In this event we might make our trips in concert. I allow
myself all the months of April, May, & June, to find a good ship. Em-
barking in either of these months we shall avoid being out during the
equinoxes and be sure of fine weather. Think of then, my friend, & let
us begin a negociation on the subject. You shall find in me all the
spirit of accomodation with which Yoric began his with the fair
Piedmontese. We have a thousand inducements to wish it on our part.
On yours perhaps you may find one in the dispositions we shall carry
with us to serve & amuse you on the dreary voiage. Madame de Corny
talks of your brother coming to Europe for you. how much easier for
him to meet you in Williamsburgh! Besides, I am your brother.
Should this proposition be absolutely inadmissible, I will flatter myself
with the hope of seeing you at New York, or even at Albany if I am master
enough of my time. To see the country will be one motive: but to see you
a much stronger, and to become acquainted with your father, who must
be good, because you are so. The fruit is a specimen of the tree. I had
the honour of serving with him in Congress in the year 1775. But probably
he does not remember me. I have just deposited Kitty in good health
at the Chanssee d' Antin. I had a consultation with Madame de Corny
last night, the result of which was to insist on her being translated from
the drawing mistress to the drawing master of the Convent. Write to me
sometimes, & permit me to answer your letters. God bless you, my dear
madam,                           Your affectionate friend Th. Jefferson