Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Alexander Hamilton, 31 August 1791

To Alexander Hamilton

Aug. 31. 1791.

Th: Jefferson presents his respectful compliments to the Secretary of the Treasury and incloses him the proposed letter to the Minister of France, in which however he shall be glad to make any modifications of expression to accomodate it more perfectly to the ideas of the Secretary of the Treasury. It will be necessary to shew it in it’s ultimate form to the President before it be sent.

PrC (DLC). Not recorded in SJL. proposed Letter: Draft of TJ’s letter to Ternant, 31 Aug. 1791. For description of text of enclosure and alteration made at Hamilton’s suggestion, see note 1 to TJ to Ternant, 1 Sep. 1791. See also Hamilton to TJ, 31 Aug. 1791 and Editorial Note to group of documents on American debt to France, at 10 Apr. 1791.

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