From George Washington
Philadelphia, July 20th: 1793
The President sends to the Secy. of State a letter from the Chief Justice and the Judges of the Supreme Court on the subject which has been laid before them—and requests, that if the Secretary should be of opinion that an answer ought to be given to this letter, he will prepare one agreeably to what was suggested yesterday.
RC (DLC); in Tobias Lear’s hand; endorsed by TJ as received 22 July 1793. Recorded in SJPL. Enclosure: enclosure to Justices of the Supreme Court to TJ, 20 July 1793.