From George Hammond
New-York 3d August 1792
The inclosed letter I have received from Mr. Hartley, with a request that I would transmit it to you. I presume it contains some further explanations on the subject of his invention for tempering steel.
I set out for the eastward on Sunday next but expect to be returned to Philadelphia early in September. Be assured that I am, ever Dear Sir, your faithful humble Servant
RC (DNA: RG 59, NL); at head of text: “Private”; at foot of text: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Aug. 1792 and so recorded in SJL. FC (Lb in PRO: FO 116/1). Tr (same, 4/16). The enclosure was David Hartley’s missing letter to TJ of 30 April 1792, on the subject of “B. of arts,” recorded in SJL as received from Bath on 18 Aug. 1792.