From George Hammond
Lansdown 22nd November 1793
I have the honor of acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 8th. curt:, relative to the distance from the sea shore, in which the territorial protection of the United States shall be exercised.
I shall be at all times ready to enter into any friendly conferences and explanations upon this subject; and in the mean time it becomes my duty to acquiesce in any regulations, which the government of the United States may judge proper to establish, with regard to the extent of its own jurisdiction. I have the honor to be, with sentiments of great respect, Sir, Your most obedient humble servant
RC (DNA: RG 59, NL); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Hammond; at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Nov. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. FC (Lb in PRO: FO 116/3). Tr (Lb in DNA: RG 59, NL).
TJ this day submitted to the President this and the following four letters from the British minister, and Washington returned them the same day (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 256).