To George Washington
Mar. 9. 93.
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the President and sends him a letter put into his hands by Govr. St. Clair. He also sends him Govr. Clinton’s answer, this moment received. He does not say how it happened that Th:J’s letter of Feb. 17. did not get to him till Feb. 28. It was certainly put into the Post office here on the morning of Feb. 18. It must be presumed the Govr. has been absent from New York.
RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); endorsed by Tobias Lear. Tr (Lb in same, SDC). Not recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) Winthrop Sargent to Arthur St. Clair, Cincinnati, 19 Jan. 1793, reporting on his efforts to end Christmas riots and disorders in the Northwest Territory in 1791 and 1792, and attributing the weakness of the territorial government to the refusal of its judges to meet to pass laws, and to the actions of Judge John Cleves Symmes in pandering to disturbers of the peace (Terr. Papers description begins Clarence E. Carter and John Porter Bloom, eds., The Territorial Papers of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1934–, 28 vols. description ends , iii, 399–404; see also Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 83). (2) George Clinton to TJ, 5 Mch. 1793.