Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Tobias Lear, [20 April 1793]

From Tobias Lear

Saturday Afternoon [20 Apr. 1793]

T. Lear has the honor to return to the Secretary of State the letter which he this day sent to the President—and to inform him that the President expects the Gentlemen to be at his house on Monday at nine o’clock to decide upon the other questions which are before them. T. Lear begs leave to observe to the Secretary (if it has slipped his memory) that Colo. Humphreys mentions in his letter of the 8th of Feby. that he found two Cyphers among Mr. Barclay’s papers—one of which is very probably Mr. Pinckney’s.

RC (DLC); partially dated; endorsed by TJ as received 20 Apr. 1793.

The letter returned to the Secretary of State was probably one of the following: Thomas Pinckney to TJ, 30 Jan., 5 Feb. 1793, TJ to Pinckney, 20 Apr. 1793, or TJ to Gouverneur Morris, 20 Apr. 1793 (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 115–16). For the Cabinet meeting of 22 Apr. 1793 upon the other questions relating to neutrality, see same, 117.

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