Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Hammond, 19 December 1791

From George Hammond

Philadelphia 19th December 1791


I have the honor, of acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 15th curt., and of expressing my perfect approbation of, and concurrence in, the mode, you have suggested, of discussing the several particulars, relative to the nonexecution of the definitive treaty of peace.

In conformity to your example, I am now preparing an abstract of the circumstances that appear to me contraventions, on the part of the United States, of the fourth, fifth and sixth articles of that Treaty. This abstract I intend to present to you, Sir, with as little delay as the extensive nature of the subject under consideration will admit.—I have the honor to be, with sentiments of great respect and consideration, Sir, your most obedient humble Servant,

Geo. Hammond.

RC (DNA: RG 59, NL); endorsed by TJ as received 19 Dec. 1791 and so recorded in SJL; also docketed by TJ: “Hammond George … on receiving my assignment of breaches.” Tr (DNA: RG 59, NL).

TJ had to wait for almost three months before Hammond completed his absract of alleged American violations of the Treaty of Paris (Hammond to TJ 5 Mch. 1792).

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