Adams Papers

To John Adams from Thomas Jefferson, 1 March 1793

Philadelphia Mar. 1. 1793.


In consequence of the information I received from you on the first Wednesday in January that the list of votes for President & Vice President were received at the seat of government from all the states except that of Kentucky, I sent a special messenger to the District judge of Kentucky for the list of the votes of that state lodged in his custody, and by the return of the messenger received yesterday the inclosed letter for you, which he informs me contains the list. I have only to observe that tho’ the term between the first Wednesday of January, and the second Wednesday in February was obviously insufficient at this season for the performance of the journey yet the law made it my indispensable duty to send the messenger.

I have the honour to be with the most perfect esteem & respect Sir / Your most obedt. / & most humble sert.

Th: Jefferson

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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