Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 22 May 1793

To George Washington

May 22. 1793.

Th: Jefferson has the honor to submit to the President a letter to the Govr. of Georgia, and two others on the occasion of Mr. Ternant’s recall. He sends at the same time the letters which were written on the recall of Mr. De Moustier, as it is necessary to preserve a certain proportion between the expressions used on these occasions.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “The President of the US.” Tr (same, Lb in SDC). Not recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) George Washington to the King of France, 2 Mch. 1791 (Vol. 19: 425–6n). (2) TJ to Moustier, 2 Mch. 1791. (3) TJ to Edward Telfair, 22 May 1793. (4) Draft of TJ to Jean Baptiste Ternant, with Jefferson’s Notes on Diplomatic Medals, 22 May 1793. (5) Draft of Washington to the Provisional Executive Council of France, 24 May 1793. See Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 147.

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