Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Tench Coxe, 15 September 1793

From Tench Coxe

Septr. 15th. 1793.

Mr. Coxe has the honor to enclose to the Secretary of State a letter from the Attorney Genl. of the Bahamas to Mr. C’s brother, who had written to him upon some business of the Vessels of the U.S. taken into Providence. Mr. J. D. Coxe wishes, that a knowledge of Mr. Franks’s communication may be confined to the principal Officers of the Government, and that the letter may be returned in the course of the Month—also that no copy of it may be taken.

Mr. C. had the honor to receive Mr. Jefferson’s Note relative to the Appointment of West India Consuls.

RC (DLC); at head of text: “(Private)”; dateline above postscript; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Oct. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found. Enclosed in Benjamin Bankson to TJ, 23 Sep. 1793, and TJ to George Washington, 3 Oct. 1793 (fifth letter).

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