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From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 31 May 1793

To George Washington

May 31. 93.

Th: Jefferson has the honor to send the President draughts of letters on the subjects discussed in his presence the other day, meant merely as a ground-work for the gentlemen to propose amendments to. He shall be able to send another in the course of to-day, so that the whole would be ready for consideration tomorrow, if the President should think proper to have them considered before the departure of the Attorney general.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “The President of the US.”; endorsed by Tobias Lear. Tr (Lb in same, SDC). Not recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) Draft of TJ to Edmond Charles Genet, 1 June 1793. (2) Draft of TJ to William Carmimichael and William Short, 31 May 1793, with copies of same to same, 14 Oct. and 3 Nov. 1792, and last two paragraphs of Report on Negotiations with Spain, 18 Mch. 1792. (3) Draft of TJ to Josef Ignacio de Viar and Josef de Jaudenes, 5 June 1793, but dated 1 June 1793 as submitted to Washington (Washington, Journal, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends 156–7).

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