George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 3 July 1792

From Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] 3 July 1792. Encloses “to the President a letter just recd from Colo. Humphreys.”1

AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB (photocopy), DLC:GW.

1The enclosed letter from David Humphreys, U.S. minister to Portugal, to Jefferson of 3 May 1792 concerned the recent assassination of Gustav III of Sweden, “fresh tumults in Turin between the Students and the Artificers,” the slowness of Queen Maria I’s mental recovery, and the glut of wheat and corn on the Portuguese market that was depressing the price American importers could charge for these items (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 23:480–81).

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