Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 24 March 1793

To George Washington

Mar. 24. 93.

Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the President and submits to his approbation an addition to the letter to Messrs. Carmichael and Short. The circumstances and prospects under which the guarantee of Louisiana had been suggested are so changed, as in his opinion to render it better to retract that suggestion, and to forbid the guarantee.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “The President of the US.”; endorsed by Tobias Lear. PrC (DLC: TJ Papers, 81: 14058); partially overwritten in a later hand which reworked the faded date to “Jan. 93.” Tr (Lb in DNA: RG 59, SDC). Recorded in SJPL between 21 and 25 Mch. 1793. Enclosure: Corrected Dft of TJ to Carmichael and Short, 23 Mch. 1793.

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