George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, 26 February 1792

To Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] Sunday Morning 26th Feb. 1792

The P—— returns the enclosed Report to Mr J—— Boundary,1 and the Navigation of the Missisipi are clearly defined—The propositions respecting Commerce he presumes is equally so, but having little knowledge of this subject he trusts to the guards provided by Mr J——.

The P—— has put one or two queries in the Margin of the Report merely for consideration.2

AL, DLC: Thomas Jefferson Papers.

For background to this letter, see GW to the U.S. Senate, 11 Jan. 1792.

1GW first wrote and then struck out the word “Territory.”

2The enclosed version of Jefferson’s report on projected negotiations with Spain, with GW’s marginal queries, has not been found. The final version of this report, dated 18 Mar. 1792, is 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 , 23:296–317.

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