To George Washington
May 30. 93.
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President French copies of the communications of Mr. Genet on the subject of our debt to France, as they will convey his sense perhaps more faithfully to the Secretary of the treasury should the President think proper to refer them to him.—He has changed the expression in the close of the 2d. paragraph of the letter to Mr. Van Berkel, so as to leave less room to doubt but that indemnification to the individual may be required should the case require it, as such an indemnification will be an accomodation of our strict right.
RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “The President of the US.”; endorsed by Tobias Lear. Tr (Lb in same, SDC). Not recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) Edmond Charles Genet’s third letter to TJ, 22 May 1793, and enclosures. (2) TJ to F. P. Van Berckel, 29 May 1793.