From Tobias Lear
United States, November 29th: 1792
By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to inform the Secretary of State, that a bill for ten thousand dollars will be drawn by the Treasury of the U.S. on our Holland Bankers payable to Mr. Pinckney, for the purpose of obtaining Copper for the Mint. The President, however, suggests, that it would not perhaps be best to confine Mr. Pinckney strictly to Sweeden for the purchase of the Copper, but to leave it to his discretion to obtain it where it can be had on the most advantageous terms, after calling his attention to Sweeden, for the reason mentioned in the letter from the Director of the Mint to the Secretary of State.
Secretary to the President
of the United States
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 29 Nov. 1792. PrC (DNA: RG 59, MLR). FC (Lb in same, SDC).