Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, 24 February 1793

From George Washington

Sunday 24th. Feb. 1793.

Enclosed is a letter from poor Madam La Fayette! How desirable it would be, if something could be done to relieve that family from their present unhappy Situation.

Colo. Smith, yesterday, gave me the enclosed extract of a Letter from the House of Warder & Co. to one of their Partners in this City. Whether it is founded in fact, or with design to affect the prices of provision in this County, I know not. Nor whether it was a Communication for public or private information to myself, I am equally uncertain.

RC (DLC); unsigned; addressed: “Mr. Jefferson.” Enclosure: Marquise de Lafayette to Washington, Chavaniac near Brioude, 8 Oct. 1792, requesting the dispatch of an American envoy to secure the Marquis de Lafayette’s release from Prussian captivity at Spandau (Tr in DLC: Washington Papers; English translation in the hand of Tobias Lear). Other enclosure not found.

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