Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Hammond, 22 November 1793

From George Hammond

Lansdown 22nd November 1793


In answer to your letter of the 13th. curt:, I have the honor of informing you that I have not yet received such definitive instructions, relative to your communication of the 29th. of May 1792, as will enable me immediately to renew the discussions upon the subject of it, which have been for some time suspended. I can however repeat with confidence my conviction, that the continuance of the cause, to which I alluded in my letter of the 20th. of June last, and no other, has protracted this delay to the present period. I have the honor to be, with sentiments of great respect, Sir, Your most obedient, humble Servant,

Geo. Hammond

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 (DNA: RG 46, Senate Records, 3d Cong., 1st sess.). Tr (Lb in DNA: RG 59, NL). Printed 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 , 106–7.

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