Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Simpson, 26 September 1793

From James Simpson

Gibraltar, 26 Sep. 1793. Inclosing a copy of his letter of 25 Aug. sent to New York by the brig Ann, he acknowledges TJ’s 22 Mch. letter, received a few days ago from Humphreys, and will comply with the directions about the public money and effects left in his charge by Thomas Barclay. What he has done with those articles will be explained by the enclosed letter from Humphreys. He is pleased that TJ has accepted his offer to report news about this country or the adjacent African states, but for now there is nothing to communicate.

Tr (DNA: RG 59, CD); 1 p.; unsigned; at head of text: “Copy”; at foot of text: “The Honble Thos. Jefferson Esqr.”; conjoined to RC of Simpson to TJ, 8 Oct. 1793; recorded in SJL as received 18 Dec. 1793. Dupl (same); endorsed by TJ as a duplicate received 26 Dec. 1793. Enclosure: David Humphreys to TJ, 26 Sep. 1793.

TJ submitted this letter to the President on 18 Dec. 1793, and Washington 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 , 269).

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