Tobias Lear to Thomas Jefferson
[Philadelphia] Decr 11th 1792
By the President’s Command T. Lear has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of State the Draft of a Proclamation, which the President requests may be prepared for his signature.1 The President likewise wishes the Secretary’s opinion whether this Proclamation should be published in the papers here, or whether it would be proper to send it to Georgia only for publication.2
AL, DLC: Jefferson Papers. Jefferson’s docket reads: “Lear Tobias recd Dec. 11. 92.”
1. See GW’s Proclamation on Recent Crimes against the Cherokees issued on 12 Dec. 1792. The enclosed draft has not been identified.
2. The proclamation was published in the National Gazette (Philadelphia) on 15 Dec. 1792.