Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, 13 June 1793

From George Washington

June 13. 1793

The President returns to the Secretary of State, with his approbation, the Answer to Mr. Hammond’s Memorial—and the letter to M. Morris which have been submitted to him—and hopes the documents mentioned to be sent to Mr. Morris will be as full as they can be with propriety. The President also suggests the expediency of sending copies of the same to Mr. Pinckney by Majr. Jackson, or some other direct and safe opportunity.

RC (DLC); in the hand of Tobias Lear; endorsed by TJ as received 13 June 1793. Recorded in SJPL. Enclosures: (1) TJ to George Hammond, 13 June 1793. (2) TJ to Gouverneur Morris, 13 June 1793 (first letter).

TJ had submitted “draughts” of the enclosed letters to the President with a brief covering note of this date (RC in DNA: RG 59, MLR, addressed: “The President of the US.,” endorsed by Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr.; Tr in Lb in same, SDC; not recorded in SJL). See also Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 171.

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