George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 27 July 1791

From Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] July 27. 1791.

Th: Jefferson has the honour to inclose to the President his letter to G. Morris, to which he will add any thing the President pleases by way of Postscript or by incorporating it into the letter. a ship sailing from hence for Havre on Monday Th: J. proposes to send his letters for France by that rather than by the French packet.1

LS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DLC:GW.

1The enclosure was Thomas Jefferson’s letter of 26 July 1791 to Gouverneur Morris, in which Jefferson approved Morris’s measures with the British ministry and sent a remittance for a thousand dollars to supplement Morris’s previous payment. GW apparently approved the letter on 28 July, and Jefferson enclosed it in a letter to William Short of 28 July for forwarding to Morris (Jefferson Papers, description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. 40 vols. to date. Princeton, N.J., 1950—. description ends 20:680, 685; see also 691–93).

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