Thomas Jefferson Papers

Notes on a Cabinet Meeting, 11 November 1801

Notes on a Cabinet Meeting

Nov. 11. present the 4. Secretaries. qu. shall1 Rogers be removd in N.Y.? unan. to let lie till Congress.
Qu. whether we shall proclaim the French treaty, or wait and lay it before the Senate? unan. not to proclaim but to say to Pichon we will go on with the exn.

MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 112:19297); entirely in TJ’s hand; follows, on same sheet, Notes on a Cabinet Meeting of 22 Oct.

Louis André Pichon had written to Madison on 6 Nov., enclosing an extract of a communication from Talleyrand dated 4 Aug., which stated that the French government expected to name a minister to the United States when Robert R. Livingston appeared in France. Pichon, who was empowered to act as chargé d’affaires until a minister should arrive in the United States, was eager to inform his superiors of the U.S. government’s intentions with regard to the execution of the Convention of 1800 (Madison, Papers, Sec. of State Ser. description begins J. C. A. Stagg, ed., The Papers of James Madison, Secretary of State Series, Charlottesville, 1986–, 8 vols. description ends , 2:229–30).

1TJ here canceled “[Davies].”

Index Entries