To Consul Roth July 8, 1802

To Consul Roth July 8, 1802.

PARIS,

MY DEAR FRIEND:

The bearer of this is a young man that wishes to go to America. He is willing to do anything on board a ship to lessen the expense of his passage. If you know any captain to whom such a person may be useful I will be obliged to you to speak to him about it.

As Mr. Otte was to come to Paris in order to go to America, I wanted to take a passage with him, but as he stays in England to negotiate some arrangements of commerce, I have given up that idea. I wait now for the arrival of a person from England whom I want to see, after which, I shall bid adieu to restless and wretched Europe. I am with affectionate esteem to you and Mrs. Roth.

Yours,

THOMAS PAINE.