George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 9 September 1793

From Thomas Jefferson

Sep. 9. 1793.

Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President has the honor to inclose him draughts of letters to mister Genet & mister Hammond, as agreed on Saturday. if Genl Knox & the Attorney Genl should wait on the President to-day, it would be well they should see them.1 Th: J. will have that honour before he leaves town.

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

1The drafts of Jefferson’s letters to Edmond Genet and George Hammond, both of this date, are now signed “Approved H. Knox” (DLC: Jefferson Papers; see also 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 , 27:67–72). For the agreement on their content, see Cabinet Opinion, 7 Sept., and notes 3 and 5.

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