Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to United States Congress, 6 February 1807

Feb. 6. 1807.

To the Senate & House of Representatives of the US.

The government of France having examined into the claim of M. de Beaumarchais against the United States, and considering it as just & legal, has instructed it’s minister here to make representations on the subject to the government of the US. I now lay his Memoir thereon before the legislature the only authority competent to a final decision on the same.

Th: Jefferson

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