Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, 20 June 1793

From George Washington

June 20th. 1793.


I leave it to you, and the heads of the other two Departments to say what, or whether any answer should be given to the B. Minister’s letter of the 19th. It would seem as if neither he, nor the Spanish Commissioners were to be satisfied with any thing this Government can do. But on the contrary, are resolved to drive matters to extremity. Yours

Go: Washington

I send the enclosed to be signed.

RC (DLC); addressed: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ as received 21 June 1793. Dft (DNA: RG 59, MLR); lacks postscript. FC (Lb in same, SDC); lacks postscript. Recorded in SJPL.

The enclosed may have been the Cabinet Opinion on Relations with Spain and Great Britain, 20 June 1793.

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