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[Philadelphia] 5 July 1792. Encloses “a letter just recieved from mister Hammond, which will be difficult to answer properly.” AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB (photocopy), DLC:GW . British minister George Hammond’s letter of 5 July to Jefferson reads: “I have the honor of submitting to your...
I have the honour to inclose for your perusal a letter which I have prepared for Mr. Short. The ill humour into which the French colonies are getting, and the little dependance on the troops sent thither, may produce a hesitation in the National assembly as to the conditions they will impose in their constitution. In a moment of hesitation small matters may influence their decision. They may...
Mr Jefferson has the honor of inclosing for the perusal of the President rough draughts of the letters he supposes it proper to send to the court of France on the present occasion. he will have that of waiting on him in person immediately to make any changes in them the President will be so good as to direct, and to communicate to him two letters just received from mr Short. AL , DNA : RG 59,...
I had the honour of addressing you on the 24th. Ult. which I presume you will have recieved at Cambden. The present is ordered to go from Petersburg to Taylor’s ferry. I think it better my letters should be even some days ahead of you, knowing that if they ever get into your rear they will never overtake you.—I write to day indeed merely as the watchman cries, to prove himself awake, and that...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to send the President 2 Cents made on Voigt’s plan, by putting a silver plug worth ¾ of a cent into a copper worth ¼ of a cent. Mr. Rittenhouse is about to make a few by mixing the same plug by fusion with the same quantity of copper. He will then make of copper alone of the same size, and lastly he will make the real cent, as ordered by Congress, four times as big....
Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President has the honor to inclose him a commission from the French Executive council to Mr. Dannery to be Consul for them at Boston, also an Exequatur, countersigned by himself, which will want the President’s signature, and then the seal of the US. With these is a letter to Mr. Genet, and a cover to Mr. Bankson directing him what to do. Should the whole...
I have the honor to inclose you two letters from Judge Symmes of Jan. 25th. and 27th. His letter of Sep. 17. mentioned in the first of these was received by me Nov. 23. and after being laid before you, was answered Dec. 4. The part of the answer respecting leave from you to come to Philadelphia was in these words. ‘The President does not conceive that the Constitution has given him any...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to submit to the President the rough draught of an answer to Mr. Genet’s letter of June 22. It is left unclosed, in case any other matters should be thought proper to be added. Otherwise he would propose to close it with reiterations of friendship to his nation. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The President of the US.”; endorsed by Tobias Lear. Tr ( Lb in same,...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to submit to the President his answer to mister Genet on the subject of the French debt. he had prepared it yesterday morning, but unluckily left it at home, which has delayed it a day. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. Jefferson’s letter to Edmond Genet of 11 June explained...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to return to the President the letters of the Commissioners on their discharge of the workmen &c. in the Federal city. The copy of the Extracts from them for Majr. L’Enfant was not finished till last night, and therefore could not be sent to him till to-day. Consequently the conference with him is put off to tomorrow. Th: J. incloses a copy of his letter to Majr....