To George Washington
July 12. 1793.
Th: Jefferson has the honor to send to the President Dr. Thornton’s answer to Mr. Hallet’s objections this moment received, and which he has not had time to read. Perhaps the President may think it worth while to communicate them to Mr. Hobens and see what he thinks of them, for which reason he sends them to the President in the instant of recieving them.
RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); endorsed by Tobias Lear. Tr (Lb in same, SDC). Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure: William Thornton to TJ, [ca. 12 July 1793].