Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, [9 December 1791]

From George Washington

Friday Morning [9 Dec. 1791]

Dear Sir

Yesterday afternoon Colo. Hamilton was desired, as soon as the Tariff was ready, to let it be known.—Enclosed is his answer.—Say whether the meeting shall be tomorrow, or on Monday morning?—Yours sincerely,

Go: Washington

RC (DLC); addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 Dec. 1791 and so recorded in SJPL, in which entry reads: “G.W. to Th:J. tariff of duties with France.”

The subject of this letter is discussed in note to TJ to Washington, 26 Nov. 1791. Hamilton’s proposed tariff is printed in Syrett, Hamilton description begins Harold C. Syrett and others, eds., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, New York, 1961–1979, 26 vols. description ends , xiii, 409–10, from an undated manuscript in DLC: Hamilton Papers. His answer to Washington has not been found.

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