Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Philip Wilson, 3 December 1792

From Philip Wilson

London, 3 Dec. 1792. He has received no acknowledgment of his many applications to the President, Senate, and Congress, but particularly to TJ, concerning the destruction of his ship Mentor. In compliance with TJ’s instructions, Pinckney submitted a statement of his case to Lord Grenville, who laid it before Pitt. But neither of them has as yet responded to his complaint, “and Mr. Pinkney is submitting to the Delay with mildness least they refuse to settle with me until a settlement with the United States in general may take place.” On behalf of himself and his family of eight, he asks TJ to obtain from Congress an order on Pinckney “to supply me with a quarterly support, and mony to pay some pressing Debts, until a settlement can be concluded.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, DD); 1 p.; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire, Secretary of state to the U: States of N: America”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 Feb. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Tr (Lb in same). Enclosed in Thomas Pinckney to TJ, 13 Dec. 1792.

The case of Philip Wilson is discussed in note to Wilson to TJ, 16 July 1791.

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