Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Edmond Charles Genet, 11 November 1793

To Edmond Charles Genet

Germantown Nov. 11. 1793.

Th: Jefferson presents his respectful compliments to Mr. Genet and sends him Mr. Cassan’s Exequatur, with the original commission. Mr. Genet’s letter of Oct. 15., covering it, had been sent on by post to Virginia while Th:J. was on his way to this place, and did not get to his hands till the day before yesterday.

PrC (DLC). Enclosures: (1) Genet’s Commission to Jean Baptiste Cassan as French vice-consul in Pennsylvania and Delaware, 17 Oct. 1793 (Tr in Lb in DNA: RG 360, PCC, in French; Dft in DLC: Genet Papers, in Genet’s hand). (2) Exequatur for Cassan, 11 Nov. 1793 (FC in Lb in DNA: RG 59, Exequaturs; with George Washington and TJ as signatory and countersignatory).

Genet’s letter of Oct. 15, recorded in SJL as a letter of 16 Oct. received from New York 9 Nov. 1793, has not been found, the only surviving text being an uncompleted draft in Genet’s hand consisting of a 16 Oct. 1793 dateline and the name of addressee (Dft in DLC: Genet Papers; beneath dateline: “Le Cit Genet &c à M. Jefferson”; at head of text: “Consulats”).

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