From Thomas Jefferson
[New York, June 12, 1790]
Mr. Jefferson presents his compliments to the Secretary of the Treasury, and asks his perusal of the inclosed rough draught of a report1 on the subject of measures, weights & coins, in hopes that the Secretary of the Treasury may be able to accomodate his plan of a mint2 to the very small alteration of the money unit proposed in this report. As soon as the Secretary of the Treasury shall have read it, mr Jefferson asks the favor of him to return it,3 as he wishes to submit it to the examination and correction of some mathematical friends.
ADf, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Jefferson’s “Plan for Establishing Uniformity in the Coinage, Weights, and Measures, of the United States” July 4, 1790, was communicated to the House of Representatives, July 13, 1790 (ASP description begins American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (Washington, 1832–1861). description ends , Miscellaneous, I, 13–20).
2. For H’s final plan for a mint, see “Report on the Establishment of a Mint,” January 28, 1791.