Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Tobias Lear, 3 March 1792

From Tobias Lear

United States, 3 Mch. 1792. By the President’s command he transmits the “return of the enumeration of the Inhabitants of South Carolina” received from the marshal there, a letter from Governor Pinckney which, if necessary, the President wishes TJ either to answer or to report to him about, and two pardons signed by the President to which the seal must be affixed. The President wishes to have a copy of the “aggregate of each description of persons” in the South Carolina return laid before the House of Representatives that meets today.

RC (DLC); 1 p.; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Mch. 1792. PrC (DNA: RG 59, MLR). FC (Lb in same, SDC). Enclosure: Charles Pinckney to George Washington, 8 Jan. 1792 (see note to Enclosure No. 2 printed at Report on Proposed Convention with Spain Concerning Fugitives, 22 Mch. 1792). Enclosed pardons not found.

The President submitted the copy of the South Carolina census return he requested from TJ to the House this day (JHR description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, Washington, D.C., Gales & Seaton, 1826, 9 vols. description ends , i, 526). TJ responded to Governor Pinckney in a letter of 1 Apr. 1792.

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