Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Pinckney, 12 December 1793

To Thomas Pinckney

Philadelphia Dec. 12. 1793.

Dear Sir

The George Barclay has fallen down the river before I had notice she was about to sail: I have therefore only had time to send out and get the inclosed bill of Mr. John Vaughan on Messrs. Bird, Savage & Bird of London for £13–13 the amount of the model of the threshing machine you were so kind as to send me. It is gone on from New York to Virginia without my having seen it. Accept many thanks for having procured it.

The communications between G. and us, which I mentioned in my last public letter, are now printing. You shall receive them by the first conveyance after they are done.—We heard yesterday of the truce effected between Algiers, Portugal and Holland. I am with great & sincere esteem Dr. Sir Your friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

P.S. I trouble you with letters to Messrs. Van Staphorsts, to Mr. Church, and Mr. Leslie.—I leave this the 1st. day of January.

P.S. Dec. 17. The original of the preceding went by the George Barclay. This duplicate goes by the Pigou. It is to inclose a second of the bill for 13. guineas lest the first should miscarry: as also another letter to Mr. Leslie. Many assurances of esteem. Your’s

Th: Jefferson

RC (CtY); at head of text: “Private”; addressed: “Thomas Pinckney esquire Minister Plenipotentiary of the US. of America at London. Great-Cumberland place”; endorsed by William A. Deas; lacks second postscript, supplied from PrC. PrC (DLC); with second postscript on separate sheet. Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy with second postscript on separate sheet. Enclosures: (1) TJ to John Barker Church, 11 Dec. 1793. (2) TJ to Robert Leslie, 12 Dec. 1793, and its postscript. Other enclosures not found.

Communications between G. and us: the correspondence between TJ and Edmond Charles Genet submitted to Congress by the President on 5 Dec. 1793 and subsequently printed in Message description begins A Message of the President of the United States to Congress Relative to France and Great-Britain. Delivered December 5, 1793. With the Papers therein Referred to. To Which Are Added the French Originals. Published by Order of the House of Representatives, Philadelphia, 1793 description ends .

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