To George Washington
Thursday July 22. 1790.
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President the extracts he desired from his letter of May 4. 1787.
He finds by a note, which he does not know however where he got, that the city of Mexico is about 200. miles from the sea.
RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by Washington: “22d. July. 1790 State of the Portuguese in So. America.” Not recorded in SJL. FC (DNA: RG 59, SDC). The text enclosed (printed below) is a summary rather than an extract from TJ to Jay, 4 May 1787, plus information derived from conversations with José da Maia.