II. Thomas Jefferson to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
New York April 14. 1790
I do myself the honor of presenting to the House of Representatives a report on the letter of John H. Mitchell reciting certain proposals for supplying the U.S. with a copper coinage, which letter they were pleased to refer to me. I return at the same time the copper coins which accompanied the letter, and submit to their inspection certain others in gold, silver, and billon mentioned in the report. I have the honor of being with sentiments of the most perfect respect, Sir, your mo. obedt & mo. hble. servt.
Dft (DLC). On verso TJ wrote the following memorandum to Roger Alden: “Mr. Alden will be pleased to have this letter and the report fairly copied ready to be signed and inclosed with Mitchell’s letter to the Speaker.—The resolution of reference to be filed.” FC (DNA: RG 59, PCC No. 120). Tr (DNA: RG 59, Record of Reports of Thomas Jefferson, p. 7). Enclosures: (1) Draft of report on coinage. (2) House resolution of 7 Apr. 1790 (see Editorial Note).