Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 7 August 1793

To George Washington

Aug. 7. 93.

Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President the draught of a letter to Mr. Genet, in pursuance of the opinion of Saturday last approved by the President.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “The President of the US.”; endorsed by Tobias Lear. Tr (Lb in same, SDC). Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure: TJ to Edmond Charles Genet, 7 Aug. 1793.

The opinion of Saturday last: see Cabinet Opinion on Prizes and Privateers, 3 Aug. 1793.

The President this day returned the enclosed letter to TJ with a one-word note—“approved”—beneath which TJ wrote “this was the letter of Aug. 7. to Genet” (RC in DLC: TJ Papers, 91: 15667; undated; addressed: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Aug. 1793; recorded in SJPL under 7 Aug. 1793).

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