Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, 13 August 1792

From George Washington

Mount Vernon Augt. 13th. 1792.

Dear Sir

Since my last to you dated the 23d. of July, I have received the second epistle of Govr. Chittenden enclosing a copy of the Lieutt. Governor of Canada’s1 letter to him; but as he does not in that letter acknowledge the receipt of the One which went to him from the Secretary of State’s office the motives which suspended an answer to his first letter still exist, unless he has given the information required of him immediately to yourself; however, that you may have the whole matter before you, to answer when you are possessed of all the facts which relate to the subject, I forward the Governors last letter to me—as I also do that from Colo. Humphreys to you, covered by yours of the 30th. Ulto. I am Dear Sir yr. Affecte.

Go: Washington

Dft (DNA: RG 59, MLR); docketed by Washington. FC (Lb in same, SDC). Recorded in SJL as received 18 Aug. 1792.

Governor Thomas Chittenden’s 16 July 1792 letter to the President and Lieutenant Governor Alured Clarke’s 5 July letter to Chittenden, both of which dealt with the Alburgh affair, are in 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, 460–1.

1Washington first wrote “Lieutt. Governor Clarke’s” before altering it to read as above.

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