Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, with Jefferson’s Note, 15 August 1793

From George Washington, with Jefferson’s Note

Phila. Augt. 15th. 1793.


The Captn. of Marines on Board the Ambuscade has just put the enclosed into my hands. He was sent he says on purpose to do it—and waits only for an answer. Give it I pray you such an one as it ought to receive.1 Yours Almost dark

Go: Washington

[Note by TJ:]

This was Genet’s letter of Aug. 13. addressed to the Presidt.

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The Secy of State”; with TJ’s note at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Aug. 1793. Dft (DNA: RG 59, MLR); lacks time of day.

FC (Lb in same, SDC); wording follows Dft. Recorded in SJPL.

1Here in Dft Washington canceled “The Officer lodges at the F. Ministers.”

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