Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Tench Coxe, 9 May 1793

From Tench Coxe

May 9th. 1793

Mr. Coxe has the honor to transmit the foregoing to the Secretary of State. He forgot to mention this morning that he had written particularly to Mr. Seton on the Subject communicated by the Secretary yesterday noon.

RC (DLC); subjoined to enclosure; endorsed by TJ as received 9 May 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Vincent Gray, the Deputy Collector of Customs at Alexandria, Virginia, to Coxe, 6 May 1793, acknowledging receipt of his 2 May letter with its enclosures and requesting him to send about ten or fifteen more as soon as possible, as some may be needed even before they can arrive (Tr in DLC).

The foregoing letter from Gray was a response to Coxe’s circular letter transmitting six sea letters to each of certain customs collectors (see note to Coxe to TJ, 4 May 1793). For the object of Coxe’s letter to William seton, see Coxe to TJ, [11 May 1793], and note.

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