Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Alexander S. Glass, 10 September 1793

To Alexander S. Glass

Philadelphia. Sep. 10. 1793.


I have duly received your memorial praying that your sloop Betsey, a prize to the Citoyen Genet, might be delivered to you, by the Executive. As this is done by the interposition of a military force only, I have inclosed the memorial and documents to the Secretary at war, with whom it will rest to consider whether it can be done, and to give you an answer. I am with regard Sir Your most obedt. servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. Alexander S. Glass.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DL).

Glass’s Memorial of 7 Sep., recorded in SJL as received 7 Sep. 1793, and the enclosed documents have not been found.

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