Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Edmond Charles Genet, 15 November 1793

To Edmond Charles Genet

Nov. 15. 1793. Germantown.

Th: Jefferson with his respectful compliments to Mr. Genet has the honor to inform him that his letter of the 3d. inst. on the subject of an advance of money, came to hand on the day the President had set out on a journey to Reading. That of yesterday on the same subject, is received this day. Both shall be laid before him on his return.

RC (AMAE: CPEU, Supplément, xx). PrC (DLC).

Genet’s letter of the 3d. inst. was actually dated 11 Nov. and received on 12 Nov. 1793, the day the President set out (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 251). TJ correctly referred to the letter, the first to deal with Genet’s request for a new advance on the American debt to France, in a related reply to Genet (see TJ’s first letter to Genet, 24 Nov. 1793).

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