Thomas Jefferson Papers

X. The President to the Secretary of State, [1 February 1791]

X. The President to the Secretary of State

Tuesday Evening [1 Feb. 1791]

My dear Sir

Nothing in the enclosed letter superceding the necessity of Mr. Ellicot, proceeding to the work in hand, I would thank you, for requesting him, to set out on thursday; or as soon after as he can make it convenient; also for preparing such instructions as you may conceive it necessary for me to give him for ascertaining the points we wish to know; first, for the general view of things, and next for the more accurate and final decision.—Yrs. sincerely & Affly.,

Go: Washington

RC (DLC); addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Feb. 1791 and so recorded in SJL, with date attributed. Enclosure: Andrew Ellicott to the President, 1 Feb. 1791, applying for appointment as surveyor of the boundary authorized by the treaty with the Creeks, a post he later filled (DLC: Washington Papers).

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