From Joseph Fenwick
Bordeaux, 2 Aug. 1793. Indisposition obliging him to leave Bordeaux for what he hopes will be no longer than two months, he has left his consular procuration with Jonathan Jones, a Pennsylvania native and gentleman well known here and in America for his worth, integrity, and attachment to the welfare of the United States, and hopes his absence will produce neither reproach nor inconvenience.
RC (DNA: RG 59, CD); 1 p.; at foot of text: “The Honorable Secretary of State of the U.S. Philadelphia”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Oct. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Also received that day, according to SJL, was a letter from Fenwick to TJ of 24 Sep. 1793 that has not been found.