To Thomas Jefferson
Mount Vernon July 4th 1793.
I send, for the information and consideration of the Heads of the Departments, a letter which I received by the post of yesterday from the Governor of North Carolina, stating the measures which he has taken relative to a privateer fitted out from South Carolina under a French Commission, and which had arrived, with a prize, in the Port of Wilmington in North Carolina.1
I intend setting out for Philadelphia on Sunday next; but do not expect to reach that place till Thursday, as I shall be detained in George Town the remainder of the day on which I leave this.2 With very great regard, I am, Dear Sir, Your Affecte & Obedt Servt
LS, in Tobias Lear’s writing, DLC: Jefferson Papers; Df, in Tobias Lear’s writing, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. Jefferson docketed the LS as received on 10 July 1793.