George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 10 November 1791

From Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] 10 Nov. 1791. Sends a copy of a report he has prepared for the Senate.1

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

1On 3 Nov. the U.S. Senate requested the secretary of state to prepare a report on the petition presented by John Mangnall on 2 Nov. requesting a pension and compensation for losses during the Revolutionary War (Annals of Congress description begins Joseph Gales, Sr., comp. The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature. 42 vols. Washington, D.C., 1834–56. description ends , 2d Cong., 1st sess., 25, 26, 30). The enclosed report in Thomas Jefferson’s writing is in DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. Tobias Lear informed Jefferson on 11 Nov. that GW conceived that it contained “what is right and proper” (DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters). The text of the report that Jefferson transmitted to the Senate on 14 Nov. appears in 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 , 22:298–300.

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