To William Thornton
July 8. 1793.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to Dr. Thornton and incloses him a letter he has received from the President, with some observations of Mr. Hallet, the object of which the papers themselves will explain to Dr. Thornton. Th: J. has not yet seen any of the persons mentioned in the letter. He will be happy to receive Dr. Thornton’s observations in any way which shall be least troublesome to himself. The President seems to wish as quick a procedure on the subject as possible. He prays him to return the President’s letter.
RC (NHi: Miscellaneous Manuscripts). Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure: George Washington to TJ, 30 June 1793. Other enclosure not found.