From Samuel Ward, with Jeffferson’s Note
New York 29 Augt 1793
I forward the enclosed at the desire of Mr. Adair—the Jays Cargo was shipd by Saml. Ward & Brothers—and was at their risk till its arrival in France.
I will take the earliest opportunity of laying the particulars of this shipment before you. I am Sir your most obedt sert
[Note by TJ:]
The affidavit inclosed in this letter was sent to Mr. Pinckney. There is a duplicate of it in Mr. Vanderhorst’s letter of July 4. 93.
RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “The Secretary of State Philadelphia”; franked and postmarked; with note by TJ at foot of text written no earlier than 1 Sep. 1793 (see note below); endorsed by TJ as received 30 Aug. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. For enclosure, see note to Elias Vanderhorst to TJ, 4 July 1793.