Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, 15 June 1792

From George Washington

Friday 15. June 1792

Dear Sir

When Artizans are imported, and criticism is at Work, the inducement is greater to obtain those who are really skilful: for this reason, if Mr. Pinckney should not readily meet with those who are unequivocally such; or, if there is a chance of getting better in France than in England, I think it would be well to instruct him to correspond with Mr. Morris on this subject with a view to obtain the best. I should be mortified to import men not more understanding in the business of Assaying, Engraving and Coining than those who are already among us. Yours &ca.

Go: Washington

RC (DLC). Recorded in SJPL.

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