To Oliver & Thompson
Germantown Nov. 14. 1793.
The present is to acknolege the receipt of your favor of the inst. on the injuries you have received in the case of your ship Cincinnatus. It shall be duly attended to. I have reason to expect immediately some other matter, which by increasing the mass will give it more weight. I have the honor to be Gentlemen Your most obedt. servt
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Messrs. Oliver & Thompson.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DL).
Oliver & Thompson’s missing favor of November 1793, recorded in SJL as received from Baltimore on 9 Nov. 1793, was submitted by TJ to the President with its enclosure on the day of receipt and returned the same day. Washington described the letter as concerning “the detention &c. of their ship Cincinnatus taken by a british privateer and carried to New Providence requesting that measures may be taken to procure them redress for sd. detention expences &c. & enclosing the protest of the Captain of said ship, in wch. the case is fully stated” (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 250).