Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Alexander J. Dallas, 4 December 1793

From Alexander J. Dallas

Phila. 4 Decr. 1793


In a Supplement to the Daily Advertiser (a Gazette published in New York) dated the 2d. of December 1793, I find the following assertion, under the signatures of Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Knox: “That such of [the] particulars mentioned (in a statement made by Mr. [Jay] and Mr. King) as respect Mr. Jefferson, including the information to him from Mr. Dallas of Mr. Genet’s having [said], that he would appeal from the President to the [Peop]le, were communicated to Mr. Hamilton and […].1

As this statement [does not] […] with my recollection of the fact, I pray you to inform [me] as soon as you conveniently can, how far it is authorised by you. I am, with great esteem, Sir, Your most obed Sert

A. J. Dallas

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “To Mr. Jefferson”; torn.

The partly paraphrased assertion of 29 Nov. 1793 is printed from the 3 Dec. 1793 issue of the New York Daily Advertiser in Syrett, Hamilton, description begins Harold C. Syrett and others, eds., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, New York, 1961–87, 27 vols. description ends xv, 418–19. For a discussion, see Proposed Public Statement on Edmond Charles Genet, [ca. 16 Dec. 1793], and note.

1Estimated one line missing, which may have read, in whole or part, “Mr. Knox by Mr. Jefferson.”

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