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To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 18 May 1793

From Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] May 18. 93.

Th: Jefferson has the honor to inform the President that having, from a slight expression of mister Genet’s yesterday, doubted whether he did not chuse to wait upon the President separately from mister Ternant, he called on the latter yesterday evening, but he was not at home. he called again this morning, & left it to himself & mister Genet to come together or separately as they should chuse. Ternant now writes that he will wait on the President precisely a quarter before two, consequently separately from mister Genet.1

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

1Presumedly Ternant presented his letter of recall to GW before Edmond Genet presented his letter of credence as the new French minister to the United States at 2 P.M. on this date (Provisional Executive Council of France to GW, 30 Dec. 1792, and note 2; JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 143). Ternant’s letter to Jefferson of this date has not been identified.

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