Thomas Jefferson Papers

IV. Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 15 July 1790

IV. Thomas Jefferson to George Washington

July 15. 1790.

Th: Jefferson begs pardon of the President for being later in sending the inclosed than he had given him reason to expect. The sole cause has been that the act of copying took him longer than he had calculated. He will have the honor of waiting on the President to answer any thing which he may have omitted materially in these papers.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “The President of [the United States]”; endorsed by Washington, in part: “Opinion on the Constitutionality of the Residence Act.” FC (DNA: RG 59, MLR). Enclosure: See following document.

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