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Mr. Hammond starts three to one against you. RC ( DLC : TJ Papers, 79: 13729); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Dec. 179[1]. Recorded in SJPL under that date. Washington’s note was a commentary on George Hammond’s 30 Nov. 1791 letter to TJ on alleged American violations of the Treaty of Paris.
The President requests Mr. Jefferson would bring with him the French Minister’s letter , communicating his powers to enter upon a New, and liberal Commercial Treaty. RC ( DLC ); partially dated; addressed: “Mr. Jeffer[son]”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Aug. 1793. Recorded in SJPL . French Minister’s Letter : Edmond Charles Genet to TJ, 23 May 1793 .
Morristown [ New Jersey ] December 11, 1779 . Warns of a probable British undertaking involving the Convention troops. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Jefferson was governor of Virginia.
The P——— would be glad to see Mr. Jefferson immediately, and requests him to bring the Copy of the P———t’s letter to the French King with him. RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Mch. 1792. Entry in SJPL reads: “G. W. to Th: J. desiring to bring the Pr’s letter to the K. of France.”
The enclosed will, I think, throw the labouring Oar upon Mr. H—— and is approved of accordingly. RC ( DLC ); partially dated; addressed: “Secrety. of State”; endorsed by TJ as “recd. July 6. 92. on T.J’s lre of July 6. 92 to Mr Hammond.” Recorded in SJPL .
If you see any objections to the propositions contained in the enclosed pray furnish me with them as soon as convenient as I want to return an answer without delay. Yours &ca ALS , DLC : Jefferson Papers. According to Jefferson’s docket, he received this letter later this date. For the enclosed letter, see Alexander Hamilton to GW, 3 June . For Jefferson’s reply, see his letter to GW of 5 June .
If you should have leizure between this and my return, to furnish me with your thoughts on Mr. Arthur Youngs queries (Transmitted to you some time ago) It would enable me to solve his questions soon afterwards. Yours always and sincerely RC ( NNP ); at foot of text: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 June 1793. For Young’s queries , see enclosure to Washington to TJ, 13 May 1793 .
I am grieved to find that Mr. Short was, on the 22d. of April, without his Commission and Instructions—and that Mr. Morris was not then in Paris. RC ( DLC ); undated; addressed: “Secretary of State”; note by TJ at foot of text: “It proved afterwards that the ship carrying the instructions was wrecked”; endorsed by TJ as received 29 June 1792 and so recorded in SJL . Recorded in SJPL .
I have received your letter of yesterday’s date, and approving the measures sugg[e]sted therein, desire you will make arrangements for carrying them into effect with as little loss of time as may be. LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. Jefferson’s letter to GW of 6 Sept. has not been found.
Pray send me Mr. Hammond’s communications to you on Thursday and your letter to him in answer;—and let me See you at Eight ’O clock this Morning. Yrs. RC ( DLC ); partially dated; addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 July 1792. Recorded in SJPL . The President wished to see the British minister’s 5 July letter to TJ and TJ’s 6 July response , both of which dealt with the...
The President of the United States approves of the enclosed Letter to Mr. Hammond, and likewise of that to Mr. Rawle. [ Note by TJ :] viz the letter of May 15. 93. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear; addressed: “The Secretary of State”; with subjoined note by TJ. Enclosures: (1) TJ to George Hammond, 15 May 1793 . (2) TJ to William Rawle, 15 May 1793 . Recorded in SJPL .
The P. has just received the enclosed.—He prays Mr. Jefferson to write by tomorrows Post to Majr. L’Enfont agreeably to what was mentioned this morning. RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Mch. 1791. Entry in SJPL reads: “[1791. Mar.] 17. G. W. to Th: J. concerning Lenfant.” Enclosure not identified.
I have received your letter of yesterday’s date , and approving the measures suggested therein, desire you will make arrangements for carrying them into effect with as little loss of time as may be. FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 59, SDC ); at head of text: “The Secretary of State.” TJ’s letter of yesterday’s date has not been found.
As soon as I returned to this City, and had waded through the Papers, and other matters wch were laid before me on my arrival, and claimed my earliest attention, I recollected the request in your letter of the 19th of June, and herewith enclose copies of the Papers agreeably to that request. With great esteem & regard I am—Dear Sir Your Obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The President returns to the Secretary of State Mr. Pinckney’s letter enclosing Mr. Holloways proposals to come over to this country as engraver to our Mint—which proposals the President conceives are inadmissible. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear; addressed: “The S[…]”; endorsed by TJ as received 4 June 1793. Recorded in SJPL .
Pray draught a proper answer to the enclosed , approving of what the Director of the Mint has done, and is about to do; and requesting an estimate of the money which will be wanted to enable him to proceed in the business of Coining agreeably to what he proposes. RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 July 1792. Recorded in SJPL . The enclosed , Rittenhouse...
If you & Mr. Madison could make it convenient to take a family dinner with me to day—or, if engagements prevent this—wd. come, at any hour in the afternoon most convenient to yourselves We would converse fully, and try to fix on some plan for carrying the Affairs of the Federal district into execution. Under present appearances it is difficult, but it is nevertheless necessary to resolve on...
The P—— put Mr. J——n’s suggestions, respecting the Post Office, into the hands of the Postmaster Genl. yesterday and requested him to be here at half past Seven (Genl. Knox being soon after) this Morning.—If Mr. J—— is at leisure the P—— would be glad to see him here at the same time, on that business. RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Mr. Jefferson.” Entry in SJPL reads: “G. W. to Th: J. on the...
New Windsor [ New York ] February 6, 1781 . Thanks Jefferson for report of British incursions into Virginia. Hopes these events will not stop Virginia from helping to reinforce the southern army. States that Benedict Arnold’s actions were probably a diversion in Cornwallis’s favor. Reports damage by severe storm to English fleet off Rhode Island. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers,...
If you see any objections to the propositions contained in the enclosed pray furnish me with them as soon as convenient as I want to return an answer with out delay. Yours &ca RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 4 June 1793. Recorded in SJPL .
The President wishes the Heads of the Departments to meet at his house tomorrow at ten o’clock. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Aug. 1793. Recorded in SJPL . For a brief description of this Cabinet meeting, see Cabinet Opinions on Edmond Charles Genet, 23 Aug. 1793 .
The President approves of the enclosed draft of a letter to Mr. Morris—and wishes to know if there is any opportunity of sending it directly, as he thinks it would be best for him to send the one for Made. la fayette, to Mr. Morris at the same time, knowing that she is in France. [ Note by TJ: ] This was the letter of Mar. 15. 93. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear; addressed: “The...
I have received with vexation the enclosure you have just sent me from the French Minister: and pray you to take the opinion of the Gentlemen upon the measure proper to be taken in this business. Every day, more and more discovers the intention of this Agent to perplex this Government, and to scatter thick and wide the Seeds of dissention. Yours always RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 28...
The President sends to the Secy. of State a letter from the Chief Justice and the Judges of the Supreme Court on the subject which has been laid before them—and requests, that if the Secretary should be of opinion that an answer ought to be given to this letter, he will prepare one agreeably to what was suggested yesterday. RC ( DLC ); in Tobias Lear’s hand; endorsed by TJ as received 22 July...
The answer to Mr. Hammonds letter is conformable to the measures which have been advised—and of course is approved. RC ( DLC ); addressed: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Aug. 1793. Recorded in SJPL . Enclosures: George Hammond to TJ , and TJ to Hammond, both 8 Aug. 1793 .
I wish more favorable explanations than I expect, from your interview with the British Minester. RC ( DLC ); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 2 June 1792.
The President returns to the Secretary of State the letter from Mr. Murry with its enclosure—and observes, that if the Secretary is clear in the propriety of proceeding on the subject in the manner stated in the Secretary’s note, he wishes the Secretary to do so; but in case he is not, the President thinks it would be best to have a consultation upon it. RC ( DLC ); in Tobias Lear’s hand;...
The President of the United States will be glad to see the Secretary of State tomorrow morning at Nine o’Clock. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr.; endorsed by TJ as received 28 July 1793. Recorded in SJPL .
Am I right in understanding, as the result of the Conversation you had with Mr. White, that it was his opinion Genl. Morgan would serve under Officers superior to him in Rank in the Army about to be raised?-I want to get the appointments closed, but wish to know, previously, whether this was Mr. Whites opinion.-Yours sincerely, RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Mr. Jeffer[son]”; endorsed by TJ as...
West Point, 16 Aug. 1779 . Acknowledges TJ’s letter of 23 July enclosing one for Mr. Battora, which will be forwarded by the next flag. Dft ( DLC : Washington Papers); 2 p. Endorsed. Printed: Washington, Writings , ed. Fitzpatrick, xvi , 114.