Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Pinckney, 1 August 1793

From Thomas Pinckney

London 1st. August 1793

My dear Sir

I was hopeful you would have received the Copper for the mint by this conveyance but the Contractors have already carried a small quantity down to the Wharff and I have no doubt they will put 20,000 wt. which will be near half the quantity our funds can purchase on board of the Pigou Captn. Loxley who will sail in a few days.

I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favors by Majr. Jackson the contents of which shall be attended to and a more particular answer than I can now give to some parts of them shall be sent by the Pigou. No alteration in our affairs here render it necessary to enter into any details & I remain with the utmost respect Dear Sir Your most faithful & obedt Servant

Thomas Pinckney

RC (DNA: RG 59, DD); at foot of text: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Oct. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Tr (Lb in same).

On 2 Nov. 1793 TJ submitted this letter to the President, who returned it the same day (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 242).

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