George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 22 July 1793

From Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] July 22. 93.

Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President has the honor of inclosing him some letters just received1 also the draught of a letter to the Judges.2

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

1The enclosed letters to Jefferson from diplomats William Carmichael and William Short of 18 April and 5 May 1793 reported on their negotiations with Spain on the U.S. right to navigate the Mississippi River, American and Spanish relations with the southwestern Indians, and the boundary between the United States and Spanish territory in the Southwest. David Humphreys’s letter to Jefferson of 29 May 1793 summarized the current status of the war in Europe (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 , 25:554–63, 652–59, 26:140–41; JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 205–6).

2The enclosed draft was for GW’s letter to the Supreme Court Justices of 23 July.

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