Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Tench Coxe, 6 June 1790

To Tench Coxe

Sunday. June 6. 1790.

Mr. Jefferson’s compliments to Mr. Coxe: he [takes] the liberty of requesting him thro’ Mr. Madison to […] partake of his little dinner to-day. He shall be happy if Mr. Coxe can do it, and pardon his asking him to so unceremonious a one.

RC (PHi: Coxe Papers); upper right quadrant torn away; endorsed by Coxe. Not recorded in SJL.

The suggestion that TJ’s little dinner was probably connected in some way with the ongoing negotiations over the residence and assumption questions has been advanced in Norman K. Risjord, “The Compromise of 1790: New Evidence on the Dinner Table Bargain,.” WMQ description begins William and Mary Quarterly, 1892– description ends , 3d ser., xxxiii (1976), 309–14.

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