To Alexander Hamilton
Nov. 21. 92.
Th: Jefferson has the honour to inclose to the Secretary of the Treasury a copy of his letter to M. de Ternant, communicated to the President and approved by him; also a copy of the note of approbation from the French court of which he spoke to him, with the estimate of M. de la Forest which the Secretary of the Treasury might perhaps wish to keep by him.
PrC (DLC). FC (Lb in DNA: RG 360, DL). Not recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) Extract of Lessart to Ternant, 31 Dec. 1791 (see note to Ternant to TJ, 13 June 1792). (2) Antoine René Charles Mathurin de La Forest, “Etat des subsistances et approvisionnemens nécéssaires, pour les troupes employées à St. Domingue, pendant les Mois de Décembre 1792, Janvier et Février 1793, etabli d’après celui addressé par les Administrateurs, calculé pour 4 Mois à commencer de Novembre,” totaling $237,746?, with concluding “Résumé général,” Philadelphia, 12 Nov. 1792 (PrC of Tr in DLC: TJ Papers, 79: 13686–8; in the hand of George Taylor, Jr.; “Résumé” printed in Syrett, Hamilton, description begins Harold C. Syrett and others, eds., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, New York, 1961–87, 27 vols. description ends xiii, 172n). (3) TJ to Ternant, 20 Nov. 1792. Related to Enclosure No. 2, but not transmitted herewith, is a list of the supplies to be furnished in November 1792 totaling $83,000 (MS in DLC: TJ Papers, 79: 13667; undated; in an unidentified hand).