From Jeremiah Wadsworth
Hartford, September 4, 1793.
The Merchants of this place have desired1 me to assure you they have entire confidence in Governments taking the best measures to procure redress for the injuries they have or may sustain, from the privateers of the powers at war, and to prevent their being repeated. They will lose no time in making known your communications to all whom they may concern in this state. I have the honor to be, with great respect, Your most obedient servant,
MS not found; reprinted from the Hartford Connecticut Courant, 9 Sep. 1793; at foot of text: “The Hon. Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State.” Also printed in the Hartford American Mercury, 9 Sep. 1793. Enclosed in preceding letter.
1. American Mercury: “directed.”