Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Tobias Lear, 9 July 1791

From Tobias Lear

“United States,” 9 July 1791. By President’s command he transmits letter from Francisco Chiappe, forwarded by James Simpson, “which the President requests the Secretary to take into consideration.”

PrC (DNA: RG 59, MLR). Tr (DNA: RG 59, SDC). Recorded in SJL as received the same day. Enclosures: (1) James Simpson to the President, Gibraltar, 13 Apr. 1791, sending “another packet…from Mr. Chiappe” by the English Roman Eagle, Samuel Glover master, for New York (RC in DNA: RG 59, CD). (2) Francisco Chiappe to the President, 22 Mch. 1791 (RC in DNA: RG 360, PCC No. 98, M247/125; endorsed by TJ as “delivered to Th: J. July 9”). See note, TJ to Francisco Chiappe, 13 May 1791.

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