Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, 8 March 1793

From George Washington

United States March 8th: 1793


Being desireous of having a full and accurate knowledge of such things as are required to be done by or through the President of the United States, by the laws passed during the late Session of Congress, and which are1 deposited among the Rolls2 in your Office—I have to request, that the said laws may be examined for this purpose,3 and that you will furnish me with extracts of such parts or clauses of them as relate to, or require the immediate or special4 agency of the President of the United States.

Go: Washington

RC (DLC); in the hand of Tobias Lear, signed by Washington; at foot of text: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ: “Lear Tobias recd. Mar. 8.” Dft (DNA: RG 59, MLR); in Lear’s hand. FC (Lb in same, SDC).

1In Dft at this point “recorded and” is canceled.

2Preceding three words interlined in Dft.

3Preceding three words interlined in Dft.

4Preceding three words interlined in Dft.

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