Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Timothy Pickering, 1 January 1793

From Timothy Pickering

Genl. Post Office Jany. 1. 1793.


I have received your note of this date. It will certainly be most eligible for the Messenger destined to Georgia to take a passage from New-York in a vessel bound to Savannah or Charleston—perhaps preferably to Charleston, where on his arrival he can find a vessel destined to return to New York by the time he can go to Augusta and get back to Charleston—the trade of Charleston requiring so many more vessels than Savannah. I will give him a letter to the Postmaster at Charleston, who is a very excellent one to render him all necessary aid. Yr. most obedt Servt.

Timothy Pickering

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); at foot of text: “Honble. Thomas Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Jan. 1793 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s note of this date is not recorded in SJL or SJPL and has not been found.

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