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From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Pinckney, 20 November 1792

To Thomas Pinckney

Philadelphia Nov. 20. 1792.

Dr. Sir

I have this moment received from the Governor of this state the inclosed letter addressed to him, and have only time remaining to recommend the matter to your attention; only observing that in all these cases of patronising individual rights, the business of sollicitation is to be left to the private agent, and the aid of the minister to be given only by a general countenance and patronage and by his special interposition whenever any special obstacle occurs to the obtaining solid justice. I have the honor to be with great respect & esteem Dear Sir your most obedt & most humble servt

Th: Jefferson

RC (NjP: Andre deCoppet Collection); at foot of text: “Mr. Pinckney.” PrC (DLC). FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DCI). For enclosure, see note to Thomas Mifflin to TJ, 19 Nov. 1792.

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