Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 3 October 1793

To George Washington

Monticello. Oct. 3. 1793.

Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President has the honor to inclose him a commission from the French Executive council to Mr. Dannery to be Consul for them at Boston, also an Exequatur, countersigned by himself, which will want the President’s signature, and then the seal of the US. With these is a letter to Mr. Genet, and a cover to Mr. Bankson directing him what to do. Should the whole be approved by the President, he will be so good as to sign the Exequatur and then stick a wafer in the cover of the whole to Bankson.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “The President of the United States at Mount Vernon”; notation by TJ next to address: “Dannery’s Exequatur”; endorsed by Washington. PrC (DLC). Tr (Lb in DNA: RG 59, SDC). Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy. Enclosures: (1) TJ to Edmond Charles Genet, 2 Oct. 1793. (2) TJ to Benjamin Bankson, 3 Oct. 1793 (first letter), and enclosure.

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