To Alexander Hamilton and Henry Knox, with their Approvals
June 19. 1793.
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the Secretaries of the Treasury and war, draughts of two letters of this day’s date to the Ministers of France and England. He confesses himself not satisfied with the latter altogether, as it has somewhat of the appearance of evasion. The gentlemen will be pleased to propose any alterations either may desire, handing the letters round to him to be finally submitted to the President.
Approved A Hamilton
approved H Knox
RC (DLC); entirely in TJ’s hand, except for subjoined notations and signatures by Hamilton and Knox; addressed: “The Secretaries […].” PrC (DLC); lacks notations and signatures. Tr (DLC); 19th-century copy of letter only. Entry in SJPL: “H. & K.’s approbn of Ires to Min. of France & Engld.” Enclosures: (1) TJ to Edmond Charles Genet, 19 June 1793. (2) TJ to George Hammond, 19 June 1793 (first letter).