Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 14 December 1793

To George Washington

Dec. 14. 1793.

Th: Jefferson has the honor to inform the President that the Spanish papers are now all ready. He sends him a set for his examination and will send two others Monday morning. He also sends the draught of the message he would propose, with the blank filled up which had been left in it. Whenever the President is satisfied about it, either with or without amendments, Th:J. will have copies made out.

The Algerine papers will not be ready till tomorrow when they shall be submitted to the examination of the President.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); endorsed by Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr. Tr (Lb in same, SDC). Not recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) Papers on American relations with Spain submitted to Congress by the President on 16 Dec. 1793 (ASP description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Washington, D.C., Gales & Seaton, 1832–61, 38 vols. description ends , Foreign Relations, i, 247–88). (2) George Washington to the Senate and the House of Representatives, [14] Dec. 1793.

Algerine papers: TJ’s Report on Morocco and Algiers, 14 Dec. 1793, which the President submitted to Congress two days later.

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