Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 22 July 1790

To George Washington

Thursday July 22. 1790.

Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President the extracts he desired from his letter of May 4. 1787.

He finds by a note, which he does not know however where he got, that the city of Mexico is about 200. miles from the sea.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by Washington: “22d. July. 1790 State of the Portuguese in So. America.” Not recorded in SJL. FC (DNA: RG 59, SDC). The text enclosed (printed below) is a summary rather than an extract from TJ to Jay, 4 May 1787, plus information derived from conversations with José da Maia.

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