George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 11 June 1793

From Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] June 11. 93.

Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President a memorial from mister Hammond. he proposes to ask a meeting with the Secretaries of the treasury & war at 9. oclock tomorrow, in time to write by the post of tomorrow. should the President think fit that the inclosed should be the subject of deliberation, it may be considered at the same time.1

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

1In his memorial to Jefferson of 11 June, George Hammond, the British minister to the United States, complained about the French seizure within U.S. territorial waters of two British brigantines, the Catherine and the Morning Star (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 , 26:253–54). Later this date Tobias Lear enclosed the memorial and its deposition in a second letter to Jefferson, with instructions from GW “that they may be laid before the Heads of the Department tomorrow” (DLC: Jefferson Papers; see also JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 168; Cabinet Opinion, 12 June). On the original reason for calling the cabinet meeting, see Lear to Jefferson, 11 June 1793 (first letter).

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