Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Pinckney, 1 January 1793

To Thomas Pinckney

Philadelphia Jan. 1. 1793.

Dear Sir

I have it in charge from the President of the United States, to desire you to be very attentive to the embarkation of troops from the British dominions in Europe, to those in America, and particularly to Quebec—and to give us the earliest advice of their numbers, destination, object and other material circumstances.1 I have the honor to be with great and sincere esteem, Dear Sir Your most obedient and most humble servt

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC); with sentence in code; at foot of text: “Mr. Pinckney”; endorsed by William A. Deas. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DCI); entirely en clair.

The charge from the president was Washington to TJ, [31 Dec. 1792].

1This sentence is written in unidentified code; the text has been supplied from the FC.

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