From Tobias Lear
Thursday January 10th: 1793
The President orders T. Lear to return to the Secretary of State the letter from Mr. Pinckney-the one from Mr. Johnson and that from Mr. Livingston, which have been submitted to the President’s perusal; and to observe that the President thinks it is to be regretted that Mr. Pinckney does not say anything in his letters relative to certain matters which he was instructed to be particularly attentive to.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 10 Jan. 1793. FC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); in Lear’s hand. FC (Lb in same, SDC). Enclosures: (1) Henry Livingston to TJ, 5 Oct. 1792 (not found; but see Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 5). (2) Thomas Pinckney to TJ, 5 Oct. 1792. (3) Joshua Johnson to TJ, 9 Oct. 1792.