Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joshua Johnson, 28 September 1793

From Joshua Johnson

London, 28 Sep. 1793. Since writing on 24 Aug., he has received no favors from TJ, who will be informed of public affairs by Pinckney. There has been no change in the Admiralty’s treatment of American seamen; they are still detained and he receives no answer. American ships captured and brought in are perishing while awaiting a court decision. At Pinckney’s request, he encloses a bill of lading and invoice for nine cases of copper for the United States Mint.

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD); 2 p.; at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr.”; with notation by TJ at foot of text: “invoice sent to Mr Rittenhouse.” FC (same); in Johnson’s hand. Recorded in SJL as received 26 Nov. 1793. Enclosure not found.

This is the last consular letter TJ received from Johnson. See Appendix i.

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