To Thomas Jefferson
[Philadelphia, 1 December 1792]
Mr Hammond starts three to one against you.1
AL, DLC: Jefferson Papers. Jefferson docketed this letter: “Washington President recd Dec. 1. 9⟨mutilated⟩.”
1. For background on Jefferson’s negotiations with George Hammond, British minister to the United States, see Jefferson’s notes on two conversations with Hammond later this month, c. 10 Dec. and c. 12 Dec. 1792, and editorial notes, 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 24:717–21, 728–30.