Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Edmond Charles Genet, 18 December 1793

To Edmond Charles Genet

Philadelphia Dec. 18. 1793.


I have laid before the President your letter of the 16th. instant, and in consequence thereof have written to the Attorney General of the US. a letter of which I have the honor to inclose you a copy, and to add assurances of the respect with which I am Sir Your most obedt & most humble servt

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC: Genet Papers); at foot of text: “The Min. Pleny. of the Republic of France.” PrC (DLC). FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DL). Enclosure: TJ to Edmund Randolph, 18 Dec. 1793. Letter and enclosure enclosed in TJ to George Washington, 18 Dec. 1793. Both printed in Federal Gazette and Philadelphia Daily Advertiser, 24 Dec. 1793.

The President approved a draft of this letter and returned it to TJ this day (Washington, Journal, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends 269).

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