Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Sir John Sinclair, 14 May 1791

From Sir John Sinclair

Whitehall, 14 May 1791. He sends his best compliments, encloses some papers, and asks their acceptance by TJ. As to the Corn Laws, “they will not probably agree,” but he sincerely wishes for some commercial arrangement between the two countries.

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 16 July 1791 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ shared the papers enclosed in this and a previous letter (25 Dec. 1790) with Tench Coxe. See Coxe to TJ, 19 July 1791, and Vol. 18: 367n. Contrary to Sinclair’s expectations, TJ was in close agreement with him on the Corn Laws. See TJ to Sinclair, 24 Aug. 1791.

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