Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Edmond Charles Genet, 25 December 1793

To Edmond Charles Genet

Philadelphia Dec. 25. 1793.


I have the honor to inclose you the Exequaturs for Messieurs Pennevert and Chervy and to return therewith the original commissions: and am with great respect Sir Your most obedt. & most humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “The Min. Pleny. of the republic of France.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DL). Enclosures: (1) Exequatur for Citizen Chervi as French vice-consul at Alexandria, 24 Dec. 1793. (2) Exequatur for Citizen Pennevert as French vice-consul at New London, 24 Dec. 1793 (Trs in same, Exequaturs; in a clerk’s hand, with George Washington as signatory and TJ as countersignatory). (3) Enclosures listed at Genet to TJ, 21 Dec. 1793 (second letter).

A letter of 26 Dec. 1793 from Genet to TJ acknowledging receipt of the enclosed exequaturs, recorded in SJL as received on the same day, has not been found.

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