Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 2 April 1792

To George Washington

April 2. 1792.

Th: Jefferson has the honor to return to the President the letters of Seagrove from which he has had an extract taken.

He incloses also the names of three gentlemen who have expressed their willingness to serve in the Mint. The President knows them personally and will judge of their fitness.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by Lear; on separate enclosed sheet TJ wrote the following: “Mr. Bourne (late Consul at St. Domingo) to be appointed to some office in the Mint.—Mr. Dawson of Virginia wishes to be Director of the Mint.—Colo. Franks to be Treasurer of do. He says he is able to give the security requisite.” Not recorded in SJL or SJPL. Tr (same, SDC).


TJ enclosed an extract from James Seagrove to Henry Knox, 14 Jan. 1792, in his letter of 17 May 1792 to José de Viar and José de Jaudenes.

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