Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Tobias Lear, 1 February 1792

From Tobias Lear

United States, Feby. 1st. 1792

By the President’s command, T. Lear has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of State a Copy of the Speech of Lord Dorchester to the Western Indians—and of a letter from Colo. Beckwith to the Secretary to the Treasury accompanying said speech.—The President wishes the Secretary of State to look over these papers before he sees the President.

Tobias Lear.
Secretary to the President
of the United States

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Jan. 1792. PrC (DNA: RG 59, MLR). Tr (DNA: RG 59, SDC).

The subject of Dorchester’s speech of 15 Aug. 1791, referred to in George Hammond to TJ, 30 Jan. 1792, is discussed in Vol. 20: 139–40. Washington sent copies of the speech and Beckwith’s covering letter to TJ in preparation for their meeting this day to consider Hammond’s 30 Jan. 1792 letter on British Indian policy and TJ’s reply to it. See TJ to Washington, 1 Feb. 1792, and TJ to Hammond, 2 Feb. 1792.

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