Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Exequatur for Thomas Dannery, 3 October 1793

Exequatur for Thomas Dannery

George Washington President of the United States of America.

To all whom it may concern.

The Citizen Dannery having produced to me his commission as Consul for the Republick of France at Boston, I do hereby recognize him as such, and do declare him free to exercise and enjoy such functions, powers, and priviledges, as are allowed to Consuls of the French Republick by the laws, treaties, and conventions, in that case made and provided.

In testimony whereof I have caused these letters to be made patent, and the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed.

Given under my hand the day of 1 in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three, and the Independence of the United States of America, the eighteenth.

By the President
Th: Jefferson

PrC (Pierce W. Gaines, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1965); in George Pfeiffer’s hand, except for last line and signature added in ink by TJ, and day and month later added in ink, possibly by George Taylor, Jr., sometime after 10 Oct. 1793 (see note 1 below); with space left for Washington’s signature; endorsed by Taylor. Tr (DNA: RG 46, Senate Records, 3d Cong., 1st sess.); lacks day and month. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, Exequaturs); with Washington as signatory and TJ as countersignatory; dated 10 Oct. 1793. Printed with blanks for day and month in Message description begins A Message of the President of the United States to Congress Relative to France and Great-Britain. Delivered December 5, 1793. With the Papers therein Referred to. To Which Are Added the French Originals. Published by Order of the House of Representatives, Philadelphia, 1793 description ends , 82. Enclosed in TJ to George Washington, 3 Oct. 1793 (first letter).

The President signed and dated Dannery’s exequatur on 10 Oct. 1793 (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 241).

1Blanks later completed with “10” and “Octr.,” respectively.

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