Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 24 November 1793

To George Washington

Nov. 24. 93.

Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President returns the inclosed. He will mention M. de la Fayette to Mr. Pinckney in a letter he is now about to write, to go by the William Penn on Thursday.

The other paper was inserted in Brown’s paper of Friday, probably by the Governor.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); addressed: “The President of the US.”; endorsed by Washington. Tr (Lb in same, SDC). Not recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) Lafayette to the Princesse d’Hénin, 15 Mch. 1793 (see Enclosure No. 2 listed at Washington to TJ, 22 Nov. 1793). (2) Commissioners of the City and County of Philadelphia to Governor Thomas Mifflin, 14 Nov. 1793, stating that the building they had been directed to prepare for Congress’s accommodation would be ready for the next regularly scheduled congressional session, “except the Gallery, which, on account of the Malignant disorder and scarcity of Carpenters, we could not compleat” (Tr in DNA: RG 59, MLR, endorsed by Washington; text printed in Federal Gazette and Philadelphia Daily Advertiser, 22 Nov. 1793).

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