Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 31 March 1784

To George Washington

Annapolis. Mar. 31. 1784.

Dear Sir

Your servant delivered me your favor this morning; Capt. Barney is gone to Philadelphia and his vessel to Baltimore, having left with me one of your packages only. The persons who brought this could give me no certain account of the other package which you suppose to have been brought. This your servant now receives.

Being obliged to seize a moment in Congress of writing you these few lines, I can only mention to you that late advices from Europe mention another revolution in the British ministry, Mr. Pitt and his friends having resigned. No new ministry was formed. This does not come however authentically.

I am with very great respect & esteem Dr. Sir Your most obedt. & most humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC: Washington Papers); endorsed. Entry in SJL reads: “Gen. Washington. With his box—revolution in British ministry. Pitt out.” See Washington to TJ, 29 Mch.

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