Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, 23 July 1792

From George Washington

Mount Vernon July 23d: 1792

Dear Sir

The friday after you left this place I received the enclosed dispatches from Governor Chittenden, of the State of Vermont.

If you conceive it to be necessary, under the circumstances which exist, to write again to that Gentleman before he replies to your former letter on the subject in dispute, you will, of course, take such measures thereupon as shall appear proper under a full view of all circumstances. With great esteem & regard I am, Dear Sir Your Obedt. & Affecte Servt

Go: Washington

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 29 July 1792 and so recorded in SJL. Dft (DNA: RG 59, MLR). FC (Lb in same, SDC). Recorded in SJPL.

The enclosures consisted of Governor Thomas Chittenden’s 16 June 1792 letter to the President and various documents relating to the dispute over Alburgh (Vermont Records, description begins E. P. Walton, ed., Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont, Montpelier, 1873–80, 8 vols. description ends iv, 458–60).

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